Android could top mobile market, Google chief says

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has told shareholders the company’s Android operating system could top the market eventually.

Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting in Mountain View, California, Schmidt said the Android system is now being used on 34 different mobile devices in 49 countries.

“It looks like Android is going to be either the number one or number two player,” he said. “Our partners are shipping about 65,000 Android handsets per day but if you check the blogosphere you’ll discover there are some reports that that number might be quite low.”

Android is certainly gaining ground in the smartphone war. Recent figures from analytics firm NDP show sales of Android smartphones actually outpaced those of iPhones during the first quarter of the year.


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