While Apple may have dominated the headlines with iPads and iPhones, 2010 has been a pretty good year for Android. Now Consumer Reports is recommending a variety of Android devices.
Android Headlines points to September’s issue of Consumer Reports, which ranks smartphones. Eight different ones made the "Recommend List" including:
– Motorola Droid
– HTC Droid Incredible
– HTC Droid Eris
– HTC myTouch 3G Slide
– Google Nexus One
– HTC Evo 4G
– HTC Hero
– Samsung moment
This has to rub Apple the wrong way, as the publication declared recently that it could not recommend the iPhone 4, following the "Antennagate" debacle.
Last week, the NPD Group released a report finding that one in three smartphones shipped in the U.S. are Android devices. This moved Android up over RIM for the first time.
Meanwhile, as the global smartphone market grew by 50% year over year in the 2nd quarter, according to IDC, Google’s partners saw some growth of their own. HTC and Samsung posted the highest year-over-year growth rates among the top vendors in the space.