Android Deployments Up 886% Over Q2 2009

Aug 02, 2010

Nokia retains its worldwide market lead.

International smartphone trend reporting firm Canalys released its Q2 2010 report today highlighting the growth of Android compared to the previous year and the continued success of Nokia, though the release was quick to point out that the competition is closing the gap.

From Q2 2009, Android deployments rose worldwide by a staggering 886 percent. Canalys VP and Principal Analyst Chris Jones said that this spike was largely due to carrier promotions and increased adoption by hardware vendors such as HTC and Motorola.

"The latest release of our detailed and complete country-level smart phone shipment data for Q2 2010 clearly reveals the impressive momentum Android is gaining in markets around the world," Jones said.

Nokia maintained its lead in the worldwide smartphone market, shipping almost 24 million units in Q1 2010, though other OEMs are closing the gap. Apple contributed the largest portion to the worldwide market's growth of 13 percent.

Full details of Canalys report can be found here.

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  • missing link

    There is no link to the report. I'd like to see that.
  • what would the statistics be for a "root"able version ONLY

    Would love to see the statistics for "root"able versions ONLY of Linux hand-held/embedded devices.

    For Nokia, only Nxxx need apply.

    For Android, most of the versions of Android are bastardized with proprietary crap in a vain attempt at vendor lock-in, which is extremely short sighted. Smart users want to be able to tweak, configure and install "un-authorized" versions of software on their Linux computers (hand-helds).

    Thus for a phone to be considered "smart", it MUST allow for root access for this purpose.

    No root access, then the device simply is NOT SMART.

    My guess is that once you remove the Nxx versions of Nokia phones and anything not running Maemo (only Nxxx, specifically N770, N800, N880 and N900 run Maemo); then open versions of Google's Andorid operating system might surpass the Nokia open versions running Maemo.

    For Android, most likely 100% of the cellular provider phones would NOT qualify as open and/or root-able, thus they too would be removed from the list.

    if you are going to purchase something and call it SMART, don't you think it should be? Me too!
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