Android 'will take time to develop'

6 January 2010 — 7:15 PM

Android's potential to dominate the mobile phone market will be a matter of time rather than one outstanding handset, it has been suggested.

Google unveiled its Nexus One handset yesterday, however, experts have stated that the iPhone will still hold appeal for consumers as it has had time to develop since its initial 2007 launch.

Conrad Longmore, editor at Mobile Gazette, said: "Apart from the hardware, one of the main attractions for the iPhone is the range of apps available for it."

He added that one reason the iPhone has more apps available for it is that it has been around for longer than the Android platform.

Julie Snape, head of marketing for Envirofone.com, commented: "This latest unveiling is further proof that no matter how sophisticated the handset, the competition is never far behind. There's no time to rest on any laurels – but it's great news for consumers!"

According to webmaster and emarketer applications provider Net Applications.com use of Android - Google's mobile operating system for surfing the web - increased by 54.8 per cent between November and December 2009.

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