Android Smartphones Lead in the U.S. and the World:
New York, March 8th, 2011, by G. Canepa: The best smartphone as of March 8th, 2011 is an Android smartphone. No longer does Blackberry rank as the number one smartphone platform in the United States. Android smartphones now lead as the platform of choice for mobile smartphones in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Google 2.2 Froyo Android Smartphones
Google Android holds 31.2% of the market and many manufacturers continue to design smartphone models for the Android operating system. Its 7.7% market share increase displays that more and more cell phone users prefer new Android phones.
Currently, there are many Android 2.2 Froyo OS smartphones that are available such as the Verizon Motorola Droid Pro, Verizon Motorola Droid 2, T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, T-Mobile G2, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Sprint HTC Evo Shift 4G, Sprint LG Optimus S, T-Mobile LG Optimus T, and the Verizon LG Vortex.
Newer recently released / not yet released smartphone models include AT&T HTC Inspire 4G, AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G, Verizon HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon Samsung 4G LTE, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Mini, and the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G.
Google 2.3 Gingerbread Android Smartphones
Soon you can get your hands on an upcoming HTC smartphone or a LG smartphone and experience the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. With Android 2.3 Gingerbread you have support for video calls, SIP internet calling (Voice over IP), improved management of apps, faster text entry with the enhanced virtual keyboard and user interface. Also, there are improvements at the 2.3 Android smartphone developer's end so a surplus in development of Android smartphone applications is to be expected.
Some 2.3 Gingerbread Android smartphones to consider are the Google Nexus S, AT&T HTC ChaCha, AT&T HTC Salsa and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.
Mobile Smartphone Platform Market Share:
The current market share of mobile smartphone platforms:
- Google - 31.2%
- RIM Blackberry - 30.4%
- Apple - 24.7%
- Microsoft - 8.0%
- Palm - 3.2%
Google 3.0 Honeycomb Android Smartphones and Tablets
You can only expect Android to grow in popularity with all the Android 3.0 tablets that will soon hit the market this year. Will there be 3.0 Android smartphones? We'll soon find out in the near future, but at this present moment Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been tailored for tablets. Verizon's Motorola Xoom is the first 3.0 Honeycomb Android Tablet currently available.
Sometime this summer Google plans to release Android Ice Cream Sandwich unifying Android smartphone and Android tablet functions.