Feb 09 AT 7:43 PM Ian Wheat 14 Comments

7.7 Million Android Handsets Sold in 2009

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According to Canalys, the majority of smartphones sold in 2009 were touchscreen models (about 46% of them, to be precise). Canalys is also reporting that 7.7 million Android handsets made up 4.7% of overall smartphone sales, a growth of 1074% compared to 2008. This is great news for everyone wondering how Android will grow to be the world’s number two mobile OS by 2013 See the graph below for all the juicy details.

Smartphone Sales by OS.

Via: Unwired View

Source: Canalys

As a long time fanatic for open source software and operating systems, Ian Wheat naturally fell for the little green Android. They live together quite happily, with Ian's wife, in Roanoke, TX, and spend many hours together writing about technology, watching funny television shows, and killing zombies in Left4Dead2.

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