It’s that time again, where market share and year-over-year reports come flooding in from every which way to give shareholders and customers the warm and fuzzies about how the company is doing. All year long we have heard about huge numbers of Android devices being activated. At I/O this year it was 70,000 handsets a day, and the numbers continued to grow from there. 70,000 a day sounded like a pretty staggering number, but what does that mean in terms of company growth and market share?
By Russell H. Sr. Editor TDG Online
Android grew 886% from last year in the USA alone, bringing Android up to 13% US market share in Q2 of 2010. To put those numbers in perspective, Nokia grew by 41% and Apple grew by 61%. Now again, these are USA specific numbers, but Canalys’ Chris Jones commented on the global view: