Being a writer and Android enthusiast, I have a lot of friends either involved or intrested in the mobile industry.  With that, I’ve been asking around on several forums, and people I know here in Portland.  “What device are you using, and are you enjoying it?”  Well I obviously am acquainted with more Android users, being a member of Androidspin.com .  I do however know a lot of iPhone users who are getting impatient and annoyed with Apple’s delays on updating their device.  The iPhone is built like a machine, and is “supposed” to be a powerhouse of a device.  That doesn’t mean that it’s working like one now.  It seems Apple has stopped listening to it’s users, completely.  Devices have had the ability to multitask between apps for a while now.  With the birth of the G1, multitasking was enabled even then.  WebOS brought something new to the table with their “cards” feature.  It seems Apple is late to the party.

A lot of the iPhone users I’ve talked to are either switching to or already have switched to Android.  “I want open source, I want constant updates and I want a company that listens and replies to it users.”  Well, there’s an app for that.  Android.  More and more iPhone users everyday are switching to the Green Robot, and leaving iPhone behind.  However, that doesn’t mean Android is ahead of the game in sales though.

Apple’s last quarter report came in April 20th, 2010.  The company sold 8.75 million iPhone devices.  While Android, sold 2.94 million last quarter.  Andy Rubin though, isn’t too worried.  “It’s a numbers game” according to Rubin.  Google is more worried about how many handsets they get to customers, over how much profit they gain.

Google, unlike Apple, is not counting on all of their profit from one device.  There are currently 34 Android devices from 12 different manufactures.  When you have multiple OEM’s building multiple products in multiple product categories, it doesn’t take long to catch up.  Based of the past quarterly sales and Admob’s report, Android should be at the top of the chain by 2013.

When it comes to getting companies to market products, Apple should be a little worried. As shown in the graph below, Android has accounted for 25 percent of mobile ad requests for smartphones globally, and 46 percent in the U.S.

As of February and continuing onto March, Android ad requests seems to be pushing ahead of other companies.

Open Source is what customers want, which seems to be ticking off Apple and Microsoft.  Recently Apple tried suing HTC which is the main manufacture of all Android devices.  Microsoft employees are hinting that Android is violating their patents, which could lead to a lawsuit.  Specifics on which are still unknown.  With all these fingers being pointed, it seems other companies are getting a little worried about Androids growth in the industry.

Expectations and assumptions.  That’s all we can go with until we start to see dramatic changes in sales, and I see more Android handsets over iPhone.  To the iPhone users migrating to the Green Side.  I say “Welcome, and enjoy!”

  • http://www.anasqtiesh.com Anas Qtiesh

    “it’s users”
    “The company sold 8.75 billion iPhone devices”
    Proofreading is your friend, my friend.

  • http://www.anasqtiesh.com Anas Qtiesh

    “it’s users”
    “The company sold 8.75 billion iPhone devices”
    Proofreading is your friend, my friend.

    • brad

      how can they sell more devices than people?

    • brad

      how can they sell more devices than people?

    • brad

      how can they sell more devices than people?

  • http://www.anasqtiesh.com Anas Qtiesh

    “it’s users”
    “The company sold 8.75 billion iPhone devices”
    Proofreading is your friend, my friend.

  • http://www.anasqtiesh.com Anas Qtiesh

    “it’s users”
    “The company sold 8.75 billion iPhone devices”
    Proofreading is your friend, my friend.

    • brad

      how can they sell more devices than people?

  • Dan

    Because it can’t multitask Iphone owners need several devices. One to surf the web, one to listen to music, one for gps, one for email etc. That’s why they sell so many.

    • kevin R

      Are you seriously that stupid Dan?
      You would think that the way they practically give away android devices (buy one droid for $99 get one free) android would already be ahead!

      • elias832

        obviously Dan is being sarcastic because the iPhone doesn’t multi task…..

  • Dan

    Because it can’t multitask Iphone owners need several devices. One to surf the web, one to listen to music, one for gps, one for email etc. That’s why they sell so many.

    • kevin R

      Are you seriously that stupid Dan?
      You would think that the way they practically give away android devices (buy one droid for $99 get one free) android would already be ahead!

      • elias832

        obviously Dan is being sarcastic because the iPhone doesn’t multi task…..

    • kevin R

      Are you seriously that stupid Dan?
      You would think that the way they practically give away android devices (buy one droid for $99 get one free) android would already be ahead!

    • kevin R

      Are you seriously that stupid Dan?
      You would think that the way they practically give away android devices (buy one droid for $99 get one free) android would already be ahead!

  • Dan

    Because it can’t multitask Iphone owners need several devices. One to surf the web, one to listen to music, one for gps, one for email etc. That’s why they sell so many.

  • Dan

    Because it can’t multitask Iphone owners need several devices. One to surf the web, one to listen to music, one for gps, one for email etc. That’s why they sell so many.

  • bpresles

    “I want constant updates”

    Then they are gonna be deceived on this point.

  • bpresles

    “I want constant updates”

    Then they are gonna be deceived on this point.

  • bpresles

    Sorry I meant “disappointed” not deceived

  • bpresles

    Sorry I meant “disappointed” not deceived

  • bpresles

    Sorry I meant “disappointed” not deceived

  • bpresles

    Sorry I meant “disappointed” not deceived

  • Nick

    @dan don’t be silly now, iPhone is capable of listening to music and web browsing at the same time, this iPod function of the iPhone has always been capable of multitasking. As has email.
    I actually switched from my 3GS to a Nexus One, but switched back a few weeks later, although I believe Android is the future, at present it is unable to match the overall experience of the iPhone.

  • Nick

    @dan don’t be silly now, iPhone is capable of listening to music and web browsing at the same time, this iPod function of the iPhone has always been capable of multitasking. As has email.
    I actually switched from my 3GS to a Nexus One, but switched back a few weeks later, although I believe Android is the future, at present it is unable to match the overall experience of the iPhone.

  • Nick

    @dan don’t be silly now, iPhone is capable of listening to music and web browsing at the same time, this iPod function of the iPhone has always been capable of multitasking. As has email.
    I actually switched from my 3GS to a Nexus One, but switched back a few weeks later, although I believe Android is the future, at present it is unable to match the overall experience of the iPhone.

  • Nick

    @dan don’t be silly now, iPhone is capable of listening to music and web browsing at the same time, this iPod function of the iPhone has always been capable of multitasking. As has email.
    I actually switched from my 3GS to a Nexus One, but switched back a few weeks later, although I believe Android is the future, at present it is unable to match the overall experience of the iPhone.

  • rst_ack

    Calm down, kids. I just want to know where I can get the Android pissing on Apple bumper sticker, 😛 Seriously…where?

  • rst_ack

    Calm down, kids. I just want to know where I can get the Android pissing on Apple bumper sticker, 😛 Seriously…where?

  • rst_ack

    Calm down, kids. I just want to know where I can get the Android pissing on Apple bumper sticker, 😛 Seriously…where?

  • rst_ack

    Calm down, kids. I just want to know where I can get the Android pissing on Apple bumper sticker, 😛 Seriously…where?

  • Jimbo

    Apple is late to multitasking because they developed a completely different way of doing it, far better than android. I switched to a Nexus One, but MT on this 1ghz device isn’t all that great since having multiple apps running in the background start to cause the N1 to run like molasses. MT on iPhone 4.0 will be far superior. And “constant updates” on Android? Really, do you even own an Android phone? I’ve been waiting for months for Google to fix some amazingly pathetic and annoying bugs. Google has no quality control compared to Apple, not to mention how sad most of the apps are in the Android market. But I’m hanging on and hoping froyo2.2 will fix my expensive Android phone. This article greatly exaggerates Android’s awesomeness.

    • S Jobs

      “I’ve been waiting for months for Google to fix some amazingly pathetic and annoying bugs” – no way near as long as Apple took to just include simple features like cut & paste and MMS!!

      Apple are tripping over themselves on catchup now. Android is awesome and Apple is scared that HTC & Google are stealing the show from their fashion accessory phone and fart apps.

  • Jimbo

    Apple is late to multitasking because they developed a completely different way of doing it, far better than android. I switched to a Nexus One, but MT on this 1ghz device isn’t all that great since having multiple apps running in the background start to cause the N1 to run like molasses. MT on iPhone 4.0 will be far superior. And “constant updates” on Android? Really, do you even own an Android phone? I’ve been waiting for months for Google to fix some amazingly pathetic and annoying bugs. Google has no quality control compared to Apple, not to mention how sad most of the apps are in the Android market. But I’m hanging on and hoping froyo2.2 will fix my expensive Android phone. This article greatly exaggerates Android’s awesomeness.

    • S Jobs

      “I’ve been waiting for months for Google to fix some amazingly pathetic and annoying bugs” – no way near as long as Apple took to just include simple features like cut & paste and MMS!!

      Apple are tripping over themselves on catchup now. Android is awesome and Apple is scared that HTC & Google are stealing the show from their fashion accessory phone and fart apps.