Smartphones now make up 73.5% of UK contract market, Android grew 350% this year

The Brits sure do love smartphones. And more and more so by the day.

73.5% of the UK contract market was made up of smartphones in June. That’s up from 55% in the first quarter of this year, and 66.7%, the second quarter average. Growth has therefore been consistent since the beginning of 2010 and the trend isn’t expected to shift any time soon, which means we may see incredible numbers by Q4, at this rate.

Another trend that seems to know no down is Android market share.

It has grown an astonishing 350% from Q1 to Q2 of this year. And sure, it had a lot of room to do so, given that its Q1 market share was a measly 3%. Still, it’s at 13.2% in Q2, and the growth shows absolutely no signs of stopping.

If anything, with all the Android smartphone releases expected for the remainder of this year, it may grow at an even faster pace.

Amazing accomplishments, these, and who knows how the mobile world may have changed by the time we get to review market share numbers for the whole of 2010.

Interesting times, that’s sure.

Via GfK

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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