“Page’s claim that Google has loaded Android onto 130 million handsets and that figure is growing at the rate of 550,000 a day really highlighted Google’s dominance in the growing smartphone market.”
Think M$ is worried? You bet! At this rate, by the time M$ gets to market, Android/Linux will be the kid to beat, with a huge installed base, lots of mind-share, and a huge ecosystem of free and non-free advertising. It took Android/Linux a year to overtake Apple in this space and it will likely take M$ a year to get much traction so we are looking at 2+ years of Android/Linux expanding into a vacuum. The echos of that explosion will flow into the desktop/notebook space as well. Most folks will not see any disadvantage to Android/Linux for their personal use of PCs. Finally, Linux is being found widely on retail shelves. Hallelujah!
One of the things M$’s EULA forbids is benchmarking… Android has an app for that…
How’s that for competition?