Android popularity increases significantly in the UK

Darren Allan
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Google’s Android operating system has carved itself a significant slice of the mobile market since its inception.

In fact, the OS is certainly thriving in the UK, according to the latest figures from GfK, which were reported in the Guardian.

The sale of Android smartphones has increased hugely in the last month, mainly due to the launch of big names such as the HTC Desire and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

The Desire is basically seen as a more desirable (for many, anyway) version of the Nexus One (which HTC also manufactured for Google).

In the total mobile market (not just smartphones) for the month of April, GfK reckons that Android has increased its share from 1.6% to 6.7%. Which is more than quadrupled.

Almost 20% of smartphones sold in the UK now run Android.

And that number is set to get bigger, with more Android handsets on the way, such as the aforementioned Nexus One from Google, which Vodafone is now offering (finally).

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