Android outselling iPhone and Blackberry
Really it’s not a big surprise. Apple may have been the first to successfully push a fully functional smart phone. Treo blew it because they didn’t have open source, Blackberry was hugely successful until iPhone but iPhone still has that Jobs/Apple attitude that almost always keeps it in second place when there is a genuinely open competitor. Don’t sneer, the numbers prove it on smartphone device sales and will prove it this winter when a barrage of non-apple slate/tablet devices hit the market and iPad sales make for only a small percentage of devices on use.
Yes, Steve Jobs is a broadcaster – not a willing participant in the “we talk, he listens and responds” era of business. That’s why you still can’t video chat on your iPad or plug it in to your computer to tether and share info.
A couple of weeks ago I was proud to host the first Atlanta Small Business BarCamp where I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Cauble @briancauble from AppsoluteGenius.com down here in the un-wired southeast. Brian provided stats and numbers and his estimation that, at the current rate, there would be more Androids in use than iPhone within just a couple of years. It looks as though, left unchanged at the current growth and decline rates, Android may overtake iPhone even earlier.
Here are the Neilsen numbers:
- Android Phones Outselling iPhone, BlackBerry – NYTimes.com (matei.org)
- More Smartphone Buyers Choose Android Over iPhone [STATS] (mashable.com)
- Android is Outselling The iPhone and The BlackBerry Too? (digitaldaily.allthingsd.com)
- Android overtakes iPhone for share of recent adopters (electronista.com)
- Android Outsells iPhone In Last 6 Months (mobile.slashdot.org)