Ever since Android entered the SmartPhone OS industry with the release of T-Mobile G1 it got the attention of many handset makers like Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Samsung. Slowly Android was adopted and welcomed by the entire Smart phone industry which led to it acquiring notable market share within the first year of its release.
The Recent report shows that in Quarter 2 the 2010 Android handsets and tablets sales rose 886-percent from last year. This is an alarming figure and breaks all records pertaining to any other SmartPhone OS growth. The smart phone market grew by 64% annually worldwide in Q2 2010. Despite a period of turbulent PR, initial shipments of the iPhone 4 were predictably strong and contributed to Apples 61% growth and worldwide market share of 13% for the quarter. A survey by Canalys showed a globally consistent data and has shown constant rise immaterial of the country. HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG are the primary mobile handsets who have adopted the Android which led to the remarkable growth of 886% in Q2 2010.
The probable reason for this trend may be because of few cheap Android Smart-phones. Also on an average about 8000 Apps are being added to the Android market place. This shows the immense competition the Android has got among developers and growth and prosperity is all we should expect for the Android Market.
Also the Android Market is supposed to hit the 1,00,000 apps mark. Android has made many iPhone application developers take up cross platform development and infact many developers have made the shift because of the flexibility and rising demand for Android Application Developers.
By 2013, smart phones will grow to represent over 27% of shipments worldwide, with the proportion in some developed markets in Western Europe surpassing 60% and 48% in North America. If Google’s Android keep showing this steady growth and it attracts further Android Application Developers then it could be the No 1 position holder in the mobile OS industry.