Recycling mobile may be profitable when opting for Android replacement

2 November 2010 — 7:03 PM

Android phones are increasingly popular

People who hope recycling a mobile phone will enable them to make a profit may wish to choose an Android replacement for their used handset.

Commenting on new market share figures provided by Canalys, Asavin Wattanajantra, writing for CNET UK, says the strong performance of the operating system is down to the reduction in price of many of the models that use it.

The statistics show the number of Android phones shipped around the world in the third quarter of 2010 grew from 1.4 million to more than 20 million, a rise of 1,309 per cent.

"Vendors are now delivering Android devices across a broad range of price points, from high-end products such as the Samsung Galaxy S or HTC Desire, to aggressively priced devices," explains the research organisation's senior analyst Pete Cunningham.

However, Android does now have a new competitor in the market, following the recent launch of Windows Phone 7 by Microsoft.

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