By the latest available numbers, after a handful more Droid-branded smartphones such as Droid X and Droid Incredible have come out, Android is still the fastest-growing platform. By September 2010, Android had 21.4% U.S. smartphone share, 15 times what it was before Droid hit the market.
Verizon’s wireless arm added a net 665,000 contract customers in the quarter, boosted by a steady rollout of Droid smartphones that run on Google Inc.’s Android software.
That represented a 40% decline from a year earlier but outpaced AT&T, which reported Thursday it added a net 496,000 contract customers in quarter despite the launch of the iPhone 4 at the end of the period.
"We still see a lot of upside here now that we’re in a much better position from a device line-up perspective," Verizon Chief Financial Officer John Killian said in an interview.