You might have heard Google proclaim that they are activating over 160,000 new Android phones a day. While it’s nice of Google to share their numbers, it’s even better when independent sources are able to backup their claims of the success of their mobile OS. A new report from GfK states that Android sales in the UK are on the rise. In Q1 of 2010, Android sales only accounted for 3% of the mobile contract market. Only three months later, that number jumped up to over 13%, nearly a 350% increase.
Overall, the UK mobile market is pretty healthy, with 66.7% of customers choosing handsets with advanced operating systems (an OS that can run independent compatible applications). The increase in Android adoption is most likely due to the maturing OS and the vast array of handset selection by top service providers (T-Mobile and Vodafone each feature nine Android phones). It’s clear that the Android revolution is here to stay. We’re just wondering how long it will take for that 13% to get to 25 of even 50%