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Android devices offer tough competition to Apple's iPhones

The Droid is the bestseller device amongst all the Android powered smartphones available in the market and is has maintained the second spot in smartphone sales charts for quite some time now.

There is a tough competition going on between the already available Android phones and the new Apple iPhone 4 that will be available today onwards.

Pre-order of 600,000 iPhone 4 mobile devices in a single day is convincing enough of its surplus demand in the market but technology experts say that the Android is doing far better currently.

On the launching day of the Apple’s latest iPhone device, Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt informs that on an average, 2 android powered phones are being sold per second.

He says, “We have more than 160,000 of these things shipping globally every day. The momentum is phenomenal.”

“Everybody is going to be on mobile devices all the time, every day, unless they're asleep. Everything is moving to mobile and we're participating in it.”

NPD, an industry research firm, found that US sale of smartphones running Android software has increased and has surpassed the sale of Apple iPhones, in the first quarter.

Google is making the Android software available to handset manufacturers across the globe and has its own Android powered smartphone, Nexus One also available in the market.

Android versus Apple iPhone
Apple reported sale of 8.75 million iPhone in the first quarter of this fiscal year but the latest figures poured in by Google’s CEO hugely surpass the Apple figures.

NPD, an industry research firm, found that US sale of smartphones running Android software has increased and has surpassed the sale of Apple iPhones, in the first quarter.

According to the NPD findings, while the iPhone recorded 21 per cent US consumer sales, the Android-powered smartphones accounted for 28 per cent of US consumer sales.

On the whole, more than 50 million Apple touchscreen iPhones have been sold since their launch in 2007 and iPhone 4 is going on sale in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the US, from today.

Deutsche Bank anticipates the Apple firm to trade more than 44 million iPhones by the end of this year.

Market survey
Just a day before the launch of the iPhone 4, Verizon launched two new Droid phones in the market.

At present, the top spot in mobile sales in the nation has been grabbed by Blackberry at 36 percent, second comes Android at 28 percent and then the iPhone at 21 percent.

One of the reasons behind the increased sales of the Android phones is that it is offered by a number of mobile carriers, unlike Apple's iPhone.

The Droid is the bestseller device amongst all the Android powered smartphones available in the market and is has maintained the second spot in smartphone sales charts for quite some time now.

And while the mobile market continues to become more and more competitive, the latest offerings from the sector are surely benefiting for the consumers.