5/14/2009 12:44:00 PM
Sales of Google Android devices set to increase in 2009
Sales of phones with Google's Android operating system are expected to rise 10-fold to eight million, according to Strategy Analytics.
On average, the smartphone market is expected to grow between 10% and 20% in 2009, from the 152 million phones sold last year.
Manufacturers and operators are attracted to Android's relatively low-cost licensing model, its semi-open source structure and Google's support for services.