08.03.10

Smartphone Market Share – Is Android the Phone of the Future.

Posted in Flash at 12:22 am by Curtis J. Morley

Android and iPhone smartphone comparison

Android is leapfrogging iPhone

Nielsen just posted the results of another survey that show Android quickly eclipsing iPhone in adoption and smartphone market share

Android is growing while iPhone is stagnant

Android is growing while iPhone is stagnant

Are consumers deciding to adopt phones like the HTC Evo with a considerably better camera and 4G speeds that are up to 10x faster than the iPhone and AT&T? Are consumers wowed by the power of Android on the new DroidX? Do users want to see the other half (40%) of the web that is currently Adobe Flash content?

According to the smartphone market share study by Nielsen above, Android has shown a whopping 4-5% incremental growth/quarter beginning in Q4 of 2009 while Apple has only claimed 1% growth/quarter during the same time frame.

Android eclipses iPhone in recent study

Android eclipses iPhone in recent study

Are we having Deja-Vu of Steve Jobs taking on Microsoft?  Is Apple heading back to the same predicament they were in in the late 80's.  Are Adobe and Google just to strong for the well branded fruit? Time will tell but, the consumers are making their voice heard with their wallets.  It will be interesting to see what the numbers will be the next quarter?

An article on Techcrunch stated sarcastically that it is "Shocking" that 20 models of the Android would outsell one iPhone. This is simply called market forces and the law of supply and demand. People want choices and Apple doesn't offer that in phones or carriers.

P.S. This post was written on a Mac.