Android to grow faster than iPhone in 2009?
The number of phones shipped using Google’s Android platform is set to grow much faster than the iPhone this year, estimates from Strategy Analytics maintain today. Devices like the T-Mobile G1 have just a small fraction of shipments today but are expected to grow 900 percent in 2009 as multiple extra smartphones launch and more carriers come onboard. Apple’s device will reportedly grow second-quickest but at a much smaller 79 percent growth rate to 23.8 million iPhones per year, potentially leading to a shift in favor of Android in the near future.
“Android is now in a good position to become a top-tier player in smartphones over the next two to three years,” Strategy Analytics director Neil Mawston says.
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