Android Mobile Casinos Big Winners as OS Grabs Half of Market Share
Feb 22, 2011
Android finally took the 50% share of the smartphone market, which is great news for Android mobile casino developers, as 4 out of 5 top selling mobile phones are now powered by Google’s OS.
According to the latest data, provided by uSwitch, Android powered smartphones now account for 50% of all new mobiles sold throughout the world. Apple, who is still recovering from the lackluster reviews and lukewarm reception of its new Verizon iPhone, is in for even more bad news, based on the latest sales data. For the first time, the iPhone is no longer on the top 5 list of the best selling smartphones, putting even more pressure on Apple to make sure that iPhone 5 will be something truly fantastic to remain competitive.
The mobile casino software development companies, who have carefully followed the sales trends for the past year, have begun to reshuffle their development budgets to relocate the biggest piece of the pie towards new games for Android casinos. Reports from employment agencies indicate that expert Android programmers are now the hottest property in the tech market, commanding salaries of over $100/hour.
A quick look at the five best selling smartphones, shows the big picture. Android-operated HTC devices take three top places in the chart, thanks to their OS, technological scope, innovative functionality and slick design. The two newly unveiled HTC “Facebook” phones: ChaCha and Salsa, which will retail within 60 days, are sure to climb to the top of the list as well. The Samsung Galaxy S is in fifth place, and is also powered by Android, which according to recently leaked data, is the most frequently used Android powered smartphone used to access Android mobile casinos. The soon to be released Galaxy S2, which was the winner of the Barcelona World Mobile Congress, will make the top 5 list within days of its release, according to industry analysts.
The 16 gigabyte iPhone 4, dropped down to the lowly sixth place, which is sure to cause heart palpitations for the operators and developers of iPhone casinos, who have another 3-4 months of sleepless nights before the iPhone 5 makes its debut. The overall market is extremely volatile and a dose of completion between Google, Apple and Microsoft is sure to benefit both consumers and developers. Yet the lower licensing fees of Android, as well as the amazing functionality of the soon to be released Android Honeycomb, make this mobile operating system the hottest piece of real estate in the world of mobile technology today.
List of top 10 best selling smartphone as of February 22, 2011
1. HTC Desire
2. HTC Desire HD
3. HTC Wildfire
4. Blackberry Curve 8520
5. Samsung Galaxy S
6. Apple iPhone 4 (16Gb)
7. Motorola DEFY
8. Sony Ericsson S500i
9. Samsung G800
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