That’s according to Strategy Analytics’s Tom Kang:
“We forecast global Android smartphone shipments to grow an impressive 900 percent annually during 2009. The Android mobile operating system from Google gained early traction in the United States in the second half of 2008 and it is gradually spreading its presence into Europe and Asia during 2009. Android is expanding from a low base and it is consequently outgrowing the iPhone OS from Apple, which we estimate will grow at a relatively lower 79 percent annually in 2009.” [Via Marketwatch]
While we won’t vouch for the 900% figure, it is certain that Android is going to see a huge growth as most of the major handset makers plan to build devices using Google’s OS. LG, HTC and Samsung should provide ample volume when their devices hit.