How many phones and companies use the Android OS?
About 27 phones between 3 major companies by the end of March (Samsung, HTC, Motorola) and a few minor ones...Plus tablets and other products running Android.
Every American network has an Android phone....With a 250 million subscriber base between 'em.
- Verizon - Droid Incredible, Droid Eris, Droid, Devour
- T-Mobile - G1, MyTouch (and MyTouch Slide), Cliq, CliqXT, Nexus One
- Sprint - Evo, Hero
- AT&T - Backflip
Those are just off the top of my head, FYI. I believe some of the minor companies are starting to get the low-hanging Android fruit.
As others have said, Apple's decision to align with the crappy AT&T network in the US sealed the deal for Android in the US. You just can't compete on one network with a 70-80 million subscriber base vs. Verizon which has more by itself, and T-Mo + Sprint having an equal base to Verizon as well....Thats about 160m between all non-AT&T US companies PLUS the Backflip on AT&T. However, the Backflip is about the worst Android phone out there....And that is coming from a guy who uses a MyTouch and brother has an ancient (by Android standards) G1.
Jeez. Its wierd thinking that the G1 is so crappy compared to the new stuff like the Incredible and Evo.