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Androids Stance in the Marketshare [how’s it doing in our backyard?]

So, recently during the MWC, Andy Rubin has stated that Android is now seeing 850,000 activations daily!!  That’s insane.  It wasn’t that long ago we were telling the world that it hit 700,000.  And the Market now has over 450,000 apps.

So, the Android machine is really gathering steam and powering forward as a big player these days.

This also comes on the heels of comScore’s recent data release and when you look at Canada, it puts a different spin on the Android stance.

Now, reading through you can dissect the same information several ways.  Immediately, you’ll notice that for smartphones RIM and Apple are neck and neck for the dominance.  It’s hard to believe RIM is still top dog.  But, when you look there’s still a 3rd out there for Android, WP7 and whatever else constitutes a SmartOS.  Still a far cry from the half that Android takes in the US market.

So what does that mean?  We keep hearing how it’s soaring and surging, but it’s still not quite making the splash in Canada as we have really heard.  Does that make a difference to you?


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  • azisman

    At last – Canadian statistics! I’d heard before from several sources that RIM was much stronger locally than in the US, which matches this report. And I’d suspected that iOS would be much stronger as iPhones were offered by all the major providers here at a time when they were AT&T-only in the US, making the carriers less focused on Android.

  • Flynn

    What’s in store for Android users, we don’t know yet. But we’re sure Google will find ways to hit a higher number. They’re targeting that majority of mobile phone users in the world will have an Android in their hands.

  • Kevin Gamble

    Canadians are trying to support “a Canadian company”. That’s the explanation I always hear. Hell, it was mine too until I discovered Android and how far behind RIM actually was (read: Torch release).

    That’s my explanation for the dominance of RIM in this country.
    But that will change/is changing.

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