Million Google Android Phones
T-Mobile’s Google Android smartphone has reached one million in US sales in the six months since the phone launched. The smartphone now accounts for almost two thirds of all of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile.
T-Mobile is the US’s fourth largest wireless network operator and has
over 32.1 million customers. The company started selling the G1
Smartphone on October 22, 2008.
It is being reported by mobile advertising specialist AdMob that the
Android OS now accounts for 6% for the entire smartphone market in the
United States. Though the popularity is increasing, Android still has a
while to go until it beats out Windows Mobile, which holds an 11%
market share, the Blackberry OS at 22% and the iPhone, which takes the
cake with 50% of the smartphone market in the U.S.
conference call last week Eric Schmidt, Google CEO stated that he felt
the Android had a chance for great success this year. Schmidt claimed
that the open source strategy was gaining ground and hinted that the
company would deliver future announcements.
announcements happening between now and the end of the year that are
quite significant from operators and new hardware partners in the
Android space, which I won’t preannounce except to say that they really
do fulfill much of the vision that we laid out more than a year ago,”
stated Schmidt during the call. “On the netbook side, there are a
number of people who have actually taken Android and ported it over to
netbook or netbook-similar devices.”