Droid Beats iPhone In Sales Comparison

Nexus One so far behind as to not be in the race, though

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There’s good and bad news for Google this morning with respect to Android and the mobile market.  In terms of how many units were sold during their first 74 days of availability, it seems the Droid beat the iPhone to the million-unit mark, but the Nexus One is lagging far behind.

That’s the state of things according to Flurry, which claims that applications using its analytics tools have been embedded in more than 80 percent of iPhones and Android devices.  And anyone who’s suspicious of the firm’s stats should know that Goldman Sachs has used them as the basis for some forecasts, too.

So on to the comparison.  You can see the results below.  FYI: Flurry picked a 74-day period because that’s how long Apple said it took for one million iPhones to sell.

Flurry noted that the Droid enjoyed several advantages here.  First, the iPhone had already taught consumers about the benefits of smartphones.  Verizon also boasted more subscribers than AT&T, and the Droid launched towards the start of the holiday shopping season.

Android can definitely compete with the iPhone, then.  The Nexus One’s lack of success just makes it hard to judge what sort of circumstances are needed to even the odds.

Droid Beats iPhone In Sales Comparison
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  • Guest

    Nexus just needs to be on more networks. I’m waiting for it to come to Sprint and for Sprint to incorporate 4G into their phones. I settled for the Hero for now, which is a good phone, but not a great phone, but I fully intended to upgrade to the next version of Nexus. Hopefully there will be one…don’t give up Google, you’ve got a good product.

  • http://www.BuildIdaho.com Trey Langford

    I know that mobile phones are becoming more and more part of everyday but I just don’t want more connectivity to the world. I already work all the time and so I don’t have a phone that beeps everytime I get an email.

    I hope I never have to have a mobile phone to add to my workload. Remember when computers were going to make professionals more efficient? Now we can’t do business without them.

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