fortune telling department of Strategy Analytics has worked out that Google's
Android platform will grow faster than the iPhone in 2009.
After reading the
entrails of a healthy ram, its analysts said that devices like the T-Mobile G1
have just a small fraction of shipments today but are expected to grow 900
percent in 2009 as multiple extra smartphones launch and more carriers come
After turning over the Tarot card "the seven of coins" the analysts
concluded that the iPhone will grow but at a much smaller 79 percent growth rate
to 23.8 million iPhones per year. This means that Android will ultimately win
as the favoured phone operating system and Apple will occupy a niche market for
the terminally smug.
Strategy Analytics director Neil Mawston said that
Android is now in a good position to become a top-tier player in smartphones
over the next two to three years. That is if it does not meet a tall dark
stranger on the ides of March.
One of the reasons why Android might win,
fates aside is that Apple has set a relatively high minimum price and by a
repeated refusal to allow outside control of the operating system, which has led
to a stalled China deal.