Android Still Chasing Apple All Over the Globe


Android Still Chasing Apple All Over the Globe

Android Still Chasing Apple All Over the Globe

While recent news boasted that sales of Android handsets finally beat those of the iPhone, it turns out the statistic strictly applies in the U.S. only. According to a global survey by research group Gartner, Apple is still outselling Android devices around the world, 8.4 million units in 2010's first quarter versus Android's 5.2 million.

And then in third place comes the surprise: It's Apple's iPhone, which experienced its strongest quarterly growth ever, at 112.2 % growth in units sold, versus last year's figures. Maybe Apple's worries about a potential sales dip caused by the Gizmodo/iPhone 4 fiasco are a little overblown, don't you think? Apple's device is outselling Android devices by the million: 8.4 million units in 2010's first quarter versus Android's 5.2 million sales. According to Gartner's research vice president Carolina Milanesi, this is mainly due to strong iPhone sales in Europe and Asia--in particular, twice as many iPhones were sold as Android devices.

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