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Google’s Android outsells iPhone

Posted on: May 11, 2010

Google's Android

According to NPD, the US consumer market research company, Google’s Android is now the second best selling smart-phones in America,leaving Apple’s iPhone third on the list. While the Canadian corporation RIM’s BlackBerry continues to be the number one in the smart-phone industry, it is fearing for Android to overtake its dominance in the market. The Android, developed by Google, is a software stack for cellphones that includes middleware and key applications, and uses a modified version of the Linux kernel. Last year when it was first released, Android only made up 5% of the smartphone industry but after Droid and HTC’s Drois Eris were released, its selling rates increased significantly and made up 28% of the market. BlackBerry still makes up 36% of the market, iPhone makes up 21% and Windows Mobile makes up 10%. Forbes predictsMarch that BlackBerry’s lead over iPhone will shrink but will be overtaken by Android by early next year.

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