Bellevue (WA) – T-Mobile’s Google Android smartphone has reached an incredibly important milestone, reaching one million in US sales in the six months since the phone launched. The smartphone now accounts for almost two thirds of all of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile network.
T-Mobile is the US’s fourth largest wireless network operator and has over 32.1 million customers. The company started selling the G1 Smartphone on October 22, 2008.
It is being reported by mobile advertising specialist AdMob that the Android OS now accounts for 6% of their entire network smartphone users in the United States. Though the popularity is increasing, Android still has a while to go until it beats out Windows Mobile, which holds an 11% network share, the Blackberry OS at 22% and the iPhone, which takes the cake with 50% of the smartphone AdMob network share in the U.S.
During a conference call last week Eric Schmidt, Google CEO stated that he felt the Android had a chance for great success this year. Schmidt claimed that the open source strategy was gaining ground and hinted that the company would deliver future announcements.
“There are announcements happening between now and the end of the year that are quite significant from operators and new hardware partners in the Android space, which I won’t preannounce except to say that they really do fulfill much of the vision that we laid out more than a year ago,” stated Schmidt during the call. “On the netbook side, there are a number of people who have actually taken Android and ported it over to netbook or netbook-similar devices.”
This article was edited to reflect the incorrect report of AdMob data. Data compiled by AdMob is based soley on the AdMob network and does not account for the entire market share.