Phone manufacturers. And phone carriers.
Because of these two advantages, although Apple smartphone sales grew by 61% during the second quarter due to the new iPhone, Android shipments grew by a whopping 886%.
The smartphone market is simply exploding. Becoming more and more mainstream by the day. A 64% market share increase this past quarter alone. And Android is simply best equipped to take advantage of it. In fact, Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier in the U.S. is now heavily promoting Android devices like the Motorola Droid and HTC’s Droid Incredible.
These devices not only have a similar “cool” level to the iPhone, but the entry costs are so much easier to get through. You don’t have to switch carriers. And that’s why Android has become the largest smartphone platform in the country, and growing.