Nearly 8 Million Android Phones Sold in 2009
Feb 13, 2010 10:02 AM –
According to a Canalys report of worldwide smart phone sales in 2009, Android has made a tiny dent in the overall sale of units with about 7.7 million sold.
Although only less than 5% of the overall market share, Android is quickly gaining traction and mainstream consumer recognition. This “hot” trend is also evident recent statistics releases from AdMob—a mobile analytics provider— regarding Android, which grew to nearly 16% worldwide in Q4 of 2009.
The report also points out smart phones with touchscreens account for more than half those 166 million projected to be sold. Of these smart phones with touch screens, Apple is still the leader and Nokia coming in second.
Flurry, another mobile analytics provider, released a report and prediction on content being key in the mobile software ecosystem. Although there are a wealth of apps available in the various apps stores, their analytics show peak interest drop off after roughly one month of usage.
If mobile app developers can keep users engaged with content their retention rating is stronger. With more handset manufacturers and carriers jumping on Android’s hot train, we should see 2010’s smart phone sales jump ten-fold.