Not much is growing by 900% these days (unless it’s the national deficit). However, according to predictions from Strategy Analytics, the Google Android could be growing by just that much over the next couple of years.
Everyone knows that Google is insanely popular—almost to the point of being obnoxious. I send and receive e-mails through Google, organize my calendar on Google, save important documents on Google, arrange my task lists on Google, read my RSS feeds through Google, check my news on Google, do every single Internet search on Google, etc., etc., ad nauseum. Google = domination.
But until recently, the Android phone hasn’t made the massive cannonball splash that Google is accustomed to making. But it could be coming… Tom Kang, one of the chief analysts at Strategy Analytics, explained that “Android is now in a good position to become a top-tier player in smart phones over the next two to three years.”
The question you are probably asking is “how?” Good question. After all, isn’t the iPhone the greatest thing since sliced bread? And what was that news recently about the Blackberry Curve outselling the iPhone? And, oh, isn’t there a new Palm Pre being released soon? Strangely, I don’t hear “T-Mobile G1” in that list, nor any Android-based smartphones for that matter.
Yet already, we can see signs of an uptick in the Android’s market base. Like all things Google, it is getting bigger. In several strokes of genius, the Android is the perfect device for cloud computing, has an appealing open source platform, and big guys like Motorola, Samsung, Vodafone, and, T Mobile are already swarming over it, sure to enhance its popularity. Oh, and did we mention that it is based on a Google operating system?
Tech prophets foresee the platform being the foundation for a litany of other wireless services. So far, it is a pretty good smartphone platform. Time will tell whether or not it succeeds beyond that. But, judging by the gnashing violence of the current smartphone market, if it succeeds, it will have won a major battle.
But, Google is used to doing that.
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