• 05.19.10

Infographic: Android’s Uptick in the Giant Shadow of Dumbphones

How fast is Google’s mobile platform rising in popularity? And does it make a dent in the greater dumbphone world?


Android made news recently when it surpassed the iPhone in marketshare. In the first quarter of 2010, Apple secured a 21% market share, Android surged to 28%, and RIM’s BlackBerry held strong at 36%. But what, exactly, does that mean in the greater scheme of mobile phones?

Infographic by the team at

Some details.

Android handset sales are astonishing …

… Until you examine them in the context of the number of dumbphones (those without data-gobbling web and app capabilities). For more on dumbphone dominance, click here.

About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.