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Google's Android beats iPhone in first quarter sales

Original post made by Googlewatch, News on Mountain View's largest employer, on May 17, 2010

Google CEO Eric Schmidt told a crowd of shareholders yesterday in Mountain View that 65,000 phones are shipped everyday with Google's cell phone operating system, Android.

And many analysts were shocked to learn Android equipped phones actually took over a larger share of the market than the iPhone in the first quarter of the year, according to [Web Link a study released last Monday] by the NPD Group.

Android sales are now 28 percent of the market compared to the iPhone's 21 percent, NPD reports. Phones using the Blackberry OS are at the top with 36 percent. Other firms had predicted much lower numbers for Android.

"It looks like Android is going to be either the number one or number two player," [Web Link said Schmidt at the meeting] about the free, open source operating system.

About the profitably of the endeavor, Google co-founder Larry Page told the crowd that Google makes money with Android "through more (Google) searches and other things that we do" and that "I think you'll see that as those products mature we'll figure out how to make more money from them."

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm

USA is a registered user.

My kids used to flight over who got to use the iPod. Now they flight over who gets the Droid Incredible and who gets stuck with the iPod.


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