A new report from Canalys shows that Android grew an impressive 886% in Q2 2010 and became the largest smartphone platform in the United States. The U.S. smartphone market grew 41% year over year and it is the largest in the world. Approximately 14.7 million smartphone units were sold in the U.S., which accounts for 23% of the global market.
Canalys VP and Principal Analyst, Chris Jones, explained the results by saying, “In the United States, for example, we have seen the largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, heavily promoting high-profile Android devices, such as the Droid by Motorola and the Droid Incredible by HTC. These products have been well received by the market, with consumers eager to download and engage with mobile applications and services, such as Internet browsing, social networking, games and navigation.”
As we enter the second half of the year, Android will continue to gain momentum and expectations will continue to rise. Samsung still hopes to double their smartphone sales, Motorola predicts they will ship 12-14 million units this year, and HTC will continue to record record profits.