Smart phones continue to grow and NPD’s latest research says phones equipped with Google’s Android OS topped Apple’s iPhone in Q1 2010:
Strong sales of the Droid, Droid Eris, and Blackberry Curve via these promotions helped keep Verizon Wireless’s smartphone sales on par with AT&T in Q1. According to NPD’s Mobile Phone Track, smartphone sales at AT&T comprised nearly a third of the entire smartphone market (32 percent), followed by Verizon Wireless (30 percent), T-Mobile (17 percent) and Sprint (15 percent).
Apple may argue with the numbers but the trend is clear. Android is the Windows of smart phones. Not great. But good enough. Of course, Google makes zero dollars on Android, while Apple gets rich on iPhone sales which continue to grow.