Android really exploded in Western Europe last quarter
Year-on-year growth of 1,580 pc between Q4 2009-Q4 2010
After United States, we now have Western Europe where Android showcased its supremacy in the smartphone market. According to the latest data from IDC, Android devices from HTC, Sony Ericsson, and Samsung were the most advertised devices in the quarter and that had direct impact on sales, and Android grew 1,580% year-on-year to 7.9 million units from 470 thousand units a year ago.
“The last quarter of 2010 clearly shows the trends for the coming years in Western Europe. The Western European mobile phone market will be dominated by smartphones, and Android will be the king of the hill,” said Francisco Jeronimo, European mobile devices research manager, IDC.