According to Digitimes Research, Motorola is likely to unseat HTC as the world’s top vendor of Android-powered handsets this year. Apparently, Moto’s shipments of Android phones will account for a 34.7% share of the segment compared to HTC’s 31.9%.
HTC ended last year with six million Android phones shipped, making the company the number one vendor with a 64.5% share of the segment. However, Motorola was able to move 2 million Droid/Milestone unites — or 25% of global Android phone sales — in less than three months. And since the Droid introduction, the American company has also released other Android models with plans to launch a total of 30 Android phones in 2010. Digitimes believes this strategy could help MOTO eventually ship a total of 12.5-15.6 million units by the end of the year. At the same time, total sales of Android smartphones are expected to reach 35-36 million units…
We’re certainly happy to see Motorola getting back to the game and are looking forward to check their latest products at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.