Today, Nielsen released stats for the the mobile phone market. From November of 2010 to January of 2011, Android represents 29% of market share with Apple and Blackberry each at 27% . However, without time constraint, total market share for Android compared to all smartphones is at 19%. That’s fairly rapid adoption.
Blatant opionion: I don’t think any iPhone users are jumping ship to go to Android. Former Blackberry users and first-time smartphone buyers are snapping up Androids (probably due to cheap price … and the fact that you aren’t forced into a draconian contract with AT&T’s sub-par service). Windows Mobile will always have its little sliver of the market.
Blatant opinion 2: If you’re considering building an iPhone app, you need to consider an Android version as well.
It was a scary leap to hop the Android bandwagon with a minimum of research. I am, however, happy to report that I’ve successfully made the big transition from Blackberry to Android. Fear not, my friends! Previously, like many business-ish people, I thought Dockers and a Blackberry made the man. In fact, both suck. Dockers make me look fat(ter) and Blackberries make the web look like crap and really make the whole experience of using a phone about as exciting as using a toaster. Function without any sort of flashiness is just so … Dockers. I don’t understand why a business phone (i.e. compatible with [s]Exchange and Outlook) must mean an un-fun phone. Android and iPhone are both great platforms and are both fully capable of being enterprise-worthy. Naturally, you have to do a little tweaking. I’ll list the steps to make Android a business beast in a future post.
For now, if you are considering an Android for your phone and you think it won’t handle your calendar and meeting invites, you can happily reverse that line of thought.
- VPN works
- Remote Desktop works
- Every app you can imagine
- Remote wipe and monitoring
- Flash and Adobe Air support
- Exchange and Outlook synchronization
Also, Google seems to releases major updates to the Android OS roughly twice as often as Apple. I’m getting exceptional data and voice service through T-Mobile. Incidentally, I have an HTC G2 from T-Mobile. See below:
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