Retailer: Android sales up "well over 2000%" year-on-year

Yet more amazing documentary evidence on the rapid success of Android, this time courtesy of retail chain Carphone Warehouse. In a headline-grabbing press release issued today, the retailer has said it’s sold over one million Android phones in Europe – and year-on-year sales numbers have increased by “well over 2000%”.

Here’s the particular quote:

“The speed with which Android has stormed the market is phenomenal … Year on year growth is well over 2000%.”

That’s BIG GROWTH.

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This stock photograph underestimates how many people are buying Android phones. It was taken on a Sunday. Link via Recombu. Here’s the full press release for the sake of context:

Android Sales Hit One Million at The Carphone Warehouse

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 benefitted not just us, but our customers too.”

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