Tesco heralds 2011 as YEAR OF ANDROID
Grocery customers favour 'droid over iPhone
Tesco is now selling more Android smartphones than iPhones.
Before Christmas 2010, iPhones were outselling Google-powered products two to one, the grocer's mobile phone seller said today. But sales of the two platforms reached parity in January.
Then, last month, Android took the lead.
A problem for Apple? Not entirely. Tesco's Android offerings are cheaper than the iPhone, so it's no wonder punters choose them. Geeks may favour Google, but ordinary consumers don't care for arguments over openness and will buy on price.
Tesco said "affordability" was the key reason for the rise in Android phone sales.
Apple looks set to continue making more money from its smartphones than the likes of HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and co. will, keeping it toward the top of the vendor charts even if its sales volumes fall below that of Android as a whole.
Still, every little helps, eh? ®
..they still don't offer an Android app! They have iPhone, Nokia and Blackberry, but no Android!!
Where's the app?
Ironic then that their shopping app is available for iPhone, Nokia and Windows Phone, their Clubcard Points app is available on iPhone, Nokia and Blackberry, but neither is available for Android...
If you genuinely don't understand why this is important...
... you might want to find another news site, The Register is for vaguely technical types.
In short, people buying Android phones don't want it to be the next Betamax. They can now relax.
If things carry on like this for another couple of years or so then Apple will have to do something clever with the giant piles of cash they've been amassing in order for them not to become the next Betamax (or the next Apple, as it used to be known before their miraculous comeback).