The Android mobile phones are on a roll. Thanks to the muscle of Google behind it, more open and developer friendly nature of the operating system (OS), and backing by major handset manufacturers, Android has gained significant market share worldwide in a very short period of time. Despite competition's headstart, Android has come from behind and is expected to overtake Apple (iPhone) and RIM (Blackberry) this year to become the second most popular mobile OS in the world behind Nokia's Symbian. I can't wait to dump my iPhone for Motorola's Droid Pro, the first global, Android-based smart phone made for business users.
Below is the illustration of Android's success in numbers from GigaOm. Click on the image to enlarge it.