File under “It had to happen”, Mobile Today has a report that Tesco are now selling more Android phones than iPhones. It comes as no surprise that Apple iPhones are being outsold by Android, after all there are more models and more manufacturers producing Android phones, and practically every other new phone on the market is an Android phone. What is amazing is that the iPhone carried on dominating the market for so long.
The O2 and Tesco joint venture said customers were ‘really getting behind Google’s operating system’, adding that 2011 will be ‘the year of the Android’.
According to Mobile Todays’ report before Christmas, iPhones were outselling Android smartphones by two-to-one on Tesco Mobile, but by January there was a rapid increase in Android device sales, and in February this year Android overtook iPhone sales on the Tesco Mobile network.
Tesco Telecoms and Tesco Mobile CEO Graham Harris said: ‘As one of the UK’s leading operators, these sales are a useful barometer for smartphone trends. There is a lot of choice in the market and as a result consumers are driving healthy competition between rival operating systems.
‘Tesco Mobile prides itself on customer service and offering customers what they want, through a wide range of competitive deals on all platforms. In addition to competitive Android smartphone deals, we also offer iPhone on a variety of fantastic 12 month deals.
No mention of iPad sales, or mention of iOS sales. We suspect that iPad sales might skew the results back in Apple’s favour if they were to be added into the mix and the sales of the iPad 2.[ad name=”Google Text half banner advert “]