As iPhone 4 went on sales other manufacturers reported their sales figures. RIM reported sales of Blackberries mounting to 11.2 million. This shows 6% growth from Q1 and have now surged passed the 100 million mark, cumulatively speaking. However, the news gets more interesting from Google who are reportedly selling 160,000 Android devices per day. Annually that would equate to 58 million, which pushes Android quite comfortably ahead of the iPhone (on about a rate of 35 Million per annum) and behind Symbian ( on about a rate of 70 million annually).
Android devices have become the second bestselling smartphone OS. This is great news for the industry and a wake up call to those that think it is all about the iPhone. It will be interesting to see how the sales continue for the rest of the year. It wouldn’t surprise me if Android overtakes Symbian early next year. Whilst this is quietly going on, Microsoft seem to be in trouble and are pulling the plug on Kin as their sales have been terrible.
Well done Android!