Google's Android mobile operating system platform has outsold the iPhone in the first quarter of 2010 according to The NPD Group, a consumer market research and analysis firm. Those figures were helped by HTC's Incredible, as well as the platform's availability on several different carriers.
Regardless, the figures speak for themselves. And although Android is still behind the iPhone in terms of overall market share, it might only be a matter of time before the search giant's platform starts moving toward a dominant share of the mobile OS market.
Of course, Apple can't be happy to hear that. The iPhone maker has been soaring in the mobile market for years. As other devices have come and gone, it has been the iPhone that has enjoyed the staying power that the competition could only hope for.
But that is changing. The market is starting to realize Android really is a viable alternative to Apple's smartphone. Google is quickly realizing that if it can stay the course and keep appealing to vendors, carriers, and consumers, it will be only a matter of time before its overall market share trumps Apple's.
Believe it or not, Android is well on its way to dominating the mobile market. Here's why.
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