Android Passes iPhone In US, Apple Not Impressed

NPD, a US sales reporting company has announced numbers that indicate Android powered phones outsold the iPhone in Q1 across the US.

Its probably not a huge surprise but is it earth-shattering news? Apple appears to think so, putting out a press release which questioned the data and also tried to play up the volume of iPhone and iPod Touch units sold in the last three years. Not really hugely relevant to the NPD report and only interesting in that it shows further evidence of Apple's management's increasing concern about the success of Google's OS...

Of course its also true to say that one swalllow doesn't make a summer and with the fourth generation iPhone just around tthe corner it will be interesting to see how Android and iPhone perform in the next couple of quarters and when numbers from Europe start coming in.