Android grew 1,580 per cent in 2010


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Google’s Android platform grew a remarkable 1,580 per cent between 2009 and 2010.

The news, once again, comes via IDC who claim that Android sales increased from 470,000 units in 2009 to 7.9 in 2010 – that’s 1,580 per cent growth year-on-year.

Apple’s iOS also grew 66 per cent year-on-year and Microsoft’s mobile presence increased by 18 per cent as well.

Android’s massive growth rates can be attributed to the fact that it has been adopted by a lot of manufacturers and, most importantly, that consumers the length and breadth of the planet seem to love it.

All in all 2009 to 2010 was a very good year for Android and if 2011’s early indications are anything to by with the arrival of Android 3.0 and Gingerbread, it’s looking increasingly likely that this is a trend that’s set to continue well into the future.

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