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Android Poised For World Domination

When it came time to buy a new Smartphone we considered the facts before us. BlackBerry had lost its lustre. The iPhone was sleek and new and everyone aspired to have one and then there were the “clunkies”, the phones with the sinister operating system, “Android”.

Like everyone else we looked closely at the iPhone 4 and lusted for one but, thought “Why the hell did they make them so costly? Was the pricing being driven by demand? Just like they do with high demand cars?

We got a Samsung Vibrant. Why? One word, Google. We just knew that with such a powerhouse behind it, it would just be a matter of time before the Android operating system really began to shine. Versatility, flexibility, and big bucks talk, the rest walk. Did we make a good choice? Read this article from Wired.com and see for yourself.

The Android Explosion: How Google’s Freewheeling Ecosytem Threatens the iPhone

Andy Rubin needed a hit. It was January 2009, three years since Google had bought the company he cofounded, a little startup called Android.

Rubin had created a slick operating system for mobile phones that allowed customers to surf the web, send email, play music, and install apps. He had hoped that Google’s money and power would help turn Android into a major force in the burgeoning smartphone industry. Instead, Android had been a disappointment. Despite months of press buildup, the first phone to run the system, HTC’s T-Mobile G1, was greeted with tepid reviews and lackluster sales. Rubin had tried to find a bigger wireless carrier that would agree to partner with Android—he and his team, including Android cofounders Rich Miner and Nick Sears, had lobbied Verizon for the better part of a year—but without success. And…

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2011 To Become The Year Of The Smartphone?

We saw many mobile advances in 2010, but from all indications, 2011 seem to be the year to watch. The marriage between the iPhone 4 and Verizon earlier this year was one such indication. Another key indicator was Ebay’s announcement that mobile sales amounted to close to 36% of their overall income.

Look out for many more revelations in the near future.

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 01:41 PM PST

Article credit: Mobilemarketingwatch.com

Mobile Marketing 2011 To Become The Year Of The Smartphone?While 2011 has unofficially been branded many things, such as the “year of the tablet,” there’s also reason to believe that 2011 will also become the “year of the smartphone.”

When Verizon Wireless announced its Q4 earnings earlier this week it said that only 26% of its 94 million subscribers are smartphone users.  Interestingly though, 75% of contract subscribers are buying smartphones, meaning overall smartphone penetration is set to grow dramatically at Verizon this year — especially with the introduction of the iPhone 4 with attractive unlimited data plans.

The same shift happening at Verizon is happening at the other big three operators as well.  In total, more than 75% of Q4 2010 postpaid net subscriber additions purchased smartphones.  According to Nielsen, 28% of US mobile subscribers had smartphones as of November 2010, with that number rising to 35% by the start of 2011.  By the end of this year, smartphone adoption is projected to hit the all-important 50% threshold in the US, equally roughly 150-160 million mobile subscribers.

Mobile Marketing 2011 To Become The Year Of The Smartphone?

Though smartphone penetration has been building for several years now, it’s still relatively small in looking at the big picture.  All signs are pointing to 2011 becoming the year smartphone adoption hits critical mass, resulting in a true “year of the smartphone.”

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