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90-Percent of Compal Tablets Will Use Android This Year

Compal Electronics Inc., a leading maker of notebook computers, has predicted that over the next year, 90-percent of the 3.8 million tablets they plan to ship would not only be based on Google's Android platform, but also use chips from ARM - offering up steep competition for Apple's iPad. President Ray Chen stated that the tablet market is exploding, and with it Google's Android OS. Once we see Honeycomb, the tablet-centric version of Android, we can expect the appeal for an Android-based tablet to rise significantly, and hopefully pass Apple's iPad in OS market share over the coming years. He also goes on to state that now that Windows supports ARM chips, the company may also ship Windows-based tablets, but these were not included in his current forecast. What do you think? After seeing Honeycomb in action at this year's CES, do you think it's a decent competitor for Apple and Blackberry's tablet offerings? Let us know in the comments! [Via BusinessWeek]

80 Percent of Verizon Phones sold are Android, BlackBerry devices in steep decline

What better way to see Android's cannibalization of RIM's BlackBerry than a graph of Verizon's smartphone sales over the 20 months? All Things Digital points to data compiled by ITG Investment Research analyst Matthew Goodman that visually details the decrease in BlackBerry sales as the market becomes more sophisticated and varied. According to the data, 80 percent of smartphone sales were Android devices in which 46 percent were DROID branded. RIM sure has a growing issue on its hands as new devices compete with the business space in mobile sales. [Via All Things Digital]

Android Community Week In Review – Week 39 2010

It has been another busy week for Android Community, and it’s fans. This week marked the launch of the official R2-D2 Droid, Android’s appeal was measured via a market survey, the much anticipated T-Mobile G2 being launched, and some issues with the G2.

Android’s appeal is growing, Apple’s declining, claims recent market survey

ChangeWave, a market data company has conducted another survey questioning current and potentially future smartphones owners on their plans to purchase a device. The survey which was conducted for the 3-month period spanning June to September unsurprisingly shows Android’s appeal to have grown 7%. Meanwhile, Apple’s has dropped by about 12%.

Android continuing to surge in Cellphone OS Market share, others decline

Android is continuing to grow in the cellphone OS market, now passing Microsoft. In the three month period ending in July, research company comScore Inc. has documented the market percentages in the cellphone OS market. With all of the phone releases in the past few months on top of the openness of the Android platform it is not shocking that Android is gaining market share. However, the rate of which it’s occurring is very impressive and the future is looking bright for the famed Google OS.

Android 2.x user base jumps to over 70% this month

Every two weeks, Google posts a snapshot of the current Android OS fragmentation. With just posting their results we can now see that Android 2.1+ is holding 70% of the market. Even more interesting is that Android 2.2 Froyo has jumped from just 3.3% just a month ago to a now staggering 28.7%. This swift leap forward is mainly due to the amount of handsets that have been updated to 2.2 in the last month including the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, and the HTC EVO 4G. Verizon and sprit have been pushing out the 2.2 handsets for their newer devices while, as we all know, Motorola is not doing such a great job of keeping up. [caption id="attachment_13085" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Current Android OS Fragmentation - August 2010"][/caption]

Boxee and GoogleTV?

Google TV promises to bring the web to your television. Boxee is a service that brings television to you computer which in turn offers similar capabilities of Google TV. It’s only natural that Boxee wants to join Google in their efforts to bring the web to your standalone television. Boxee has stated they are working on an Android app for Google TV.
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