Samsung and HTC were the flag bearers of smartphone industry in terms of sales growth in the first quarter of 2011. The main factor behind this growth was only one – Growing popularity of phone running on Android.
While, Samsung’s smartphone sales grew to 10.8 million units, HTC went up to 8.9 million units, both registering fourfold and three fold growth respectively.
“The rise of Android as a prominent mobile operating system has allowed several suppliers to gain share quickly”
– Kevin Restivo, Analyst with IDC
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