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Tesco Mobile, one of the UK’s leading networks has confirmed that their sales of Android smartphones have surpassed Apple iPhones for the first time. There has been a shift as before Christmas, Tesco Mobile witnessed Apple iPhones outselling Android smartphones by two-to-one.
 
However, January saw a rapid increase in Android smartphone sales which resulted in like-for-like sales, and in February this year Android smartphones overtook iPhone sales on the Tesco Mobile network.
 
Tesco Mobile attributes the rise of Android smartphones to affordability, fueled by Tesco Mobile’s wide range of competitive deals on Android handsets. Perhaps also, customers are waiting for the iPhone 5 to hit the shelves and will be scooping those up later this year.

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Tesco Mobile’s sales trends underpins recent statistics released by industry analysts Gartner that show global Android sales grew by nearly 900 per cent from 2009. Gartner also reported that 67.2 million Android-based units were sold in 2010, accounting for 22.7 per cent of the market.

Despite Steve Jobs calling 2011 the year of the iPad 2, perhaps Google are calling 2011 the year of the Android – let the battle commence.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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