Android Is Fastest-Growing Mobile OS

Posted: Mar 28 2010, 9:03pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:14pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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When it comes to smartphone operating systems, Google knows what it's doing. Although there are hiccups with interoperability between phones, Android accounted for 7 of the top 10 smartphones in February.

Mobile analytics firm AdMob released its monthly report for February phone sales, and the big winners other than Android were HTC and Apple.

Even though it's a shocking statistic, it should come as no surprise that almost half of all smartphone sales were iPhone sales - 44.5% to be exact, which is actually a 2.4 percentage point drop from January.

The Android-powered Droid by Motorola took the second spot at 15.2%. The remaining phones on the top 10 each took less than half of that, with HTC taking four of the spots (Dream, Hero, Magic, and Droid Eris).

With all four of those devices devices running Android, plus the Droid as well as Motorola's Cliq that was also on the list, Android was the undisputed OS winner in February.

It's the first time that one operating system has dominated the AdMob lists so heavily. Android now has a mobile OS market share of 24%, a staggering increase over just 2% a year ago.

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