Android Phone Sales Surpass iPhones For The First Time

The Nielsen Company is reporting that in Q2 2010 new sales of Android-based smart phones in the US surpassed those of the iPhone for the first time. Global sales are increasing, as well, with Canalys estimating an 866% uptick worldwide from Q2 2009. The increase in sales is being attributed to the maturation of the platform, as well as media hype for phones such as Verizon’s Droid X and Sprint’s HTC EVO.