Android Tops RIM and Apple as Best Selling Smartphone OS (Q2’10)

Coming hot on the heels of this week’s Nielsen report is another study which shows Android’s momentum through the second quarter of this year.  Brace yourselves… For the first time since Q4 of 2007, RIM is no longer the top smart phone OS.  Android has leapfrogged both Apple and RIM and is loaded on one out of every three smartphones sold at retail.  Our favorite platform accounted for 33 percent of all smart phones sold last quarter.  Yes, even the quarter which saw the launch of the iPhone 4.  Huzzah!

There’s not much time to sit around and hand out fist bumps and high fives.  RIM just announced their new handset and OS this week and will do everything they can to make sure you hear about it. The top five Android phones sold, according to NPD: Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Hero, and HTC Droid Eris. Not one AT&T or T-Mobile device to be found in the group.

Source: Electronista

  • All the pundits said Android was only supported by the nerdy tech community and it would never survive or be adopted by by the masses.

    Guess they forgot how Revenge of the Nerds ended…. nerds won with "We Are the Champions" playing as it faded to black

  • World Domination by summer 2011 I predict for Android

  • Josh

    A lot of sales comes from people wanting an iPhone but having to settle on a comparable Android handset, Apple is one company fighting against HTC, Samsung, Motorola etc. Android taking over as number one was only a matter of time. Apple messed up when they went exclusive with AT&T. I love my MacBook, and pretty much any other Mac and to be honest if Android can kill iPhone so Apple can shift focus back to Macintosh, I'm all for it.

  • Will

    The best thing about it is that Android is still in it's infancy and Google is constantly looking to innovate especially with the web. By the time apple figures out that time has passed their business model, it will be too late and Google/Android will have conquered the world (evil laugh)

  • Josh

    @Will I’m not sure I understand your post, are you saying that Apple does not innovate? If that’s the case I must disagree. Apple has been innovating years before Google was even a search engine. And I will say that I’m not throwing fuel on a flamewar, trust me, I love Android and I gave up iPhone 4 for the platform. But if Apple didn’t invent the touchscreen smartphone they sure helped get it started.

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  • Kenji Onozawa

    Very interesting. I think I contributed to this. 🙂

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