In light of the recent announcement of the iPhone 4S, I thought I’d revisit this post that I published back in January to see if the iPhone had made any headway into striking fear into the heart of Android phone owners. Interestingly, it doesn’t look like Apple has made any advancements toward solving the deficiencies that I identified almost a year ago.
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.