It's no secret that Android is big in Europe. Now UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse has given us a new set of ridiculous sales numbers to show just how far the platform has come in the past twelve months. In a press release marking their one millionth Android handset sold, Carphone boasts that its sales of Android phones have grown "well over" 2,000 percent over the past year, a number it describes as "phenomenal".
The Carphone Warehouse has won exclusivity deals for a number of desirable Android devices over the past few months. Until recently it was the only place to get hold of Samsung's Nexus S in the UK, and it currently has similar exclusivity agreements worked out for the HTC Incredible S and Motorola Xoom 3G. Carphone's full press release can be found after the jump.
15 March 2011. The Carphone Warehouse is celebrating the sale of its one millionth Android smartphone in Europe. Android has become increasingly popular over the past year and hitting this landmark figure reflects not just the growing demand for Android smartphones amongst consumers, but also the increasing product range they present customers.
The success of Android smartphones such as the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S have been key in reaching this milestone, and with new launches including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy S 2, and LG Optimus 3D in the pipeline, it looks set to continue. In addition, exclusive launches like the HTC Incredible S and Google Nexus S ensure customers are offered market-leading, innovative technology as soon as it becomes available.
“The speed with which Android has stormed the market is phenomenal,” said a Carphone Warehouse spokesperson. “Year on year growth is well over 2000%. It’s no surprise that Android smartphones have become the smartphone of choice for so many of our customers. Hitting one million Android sales in Europe is great as it proves that our dedication to offering an extensive range and securing top exclusives has really benefited not just us, but our customers too.”