Android takes over at Carphone Warehouse
Sales of smartphones running Google’s Android operating system have overtaken sales of iPhones, and all other smartphones, at Carphone Warehouse in 2010.
No actual figures have been released but Carphone Warehouse’s CEO Roger Taylor said “at some point in 2010 the Android overtook every other operating platform.”
Taylor also said that 75% of the phones sold in the last three months of 2010 were smartphones, and that he expects smartphone contracts to move toward pay-as-you-go, rather than pay monthly, over the next year.
While none of this should come as too much of a surprise (the vast majority of smartphones released in the last six months have been Android-based), it does show that people are moving away from the premium price of the iPhone family, toward a cheaper alternative.
It also supports predictions from analysts that Android is set to challenge Nokia’s Symbian as the dominant smartphone platform in the next two years.
[Via The Guardian]
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