Android phones have been selling extremely well and outsold iPhones in Q1. A big chunk was taken out of iPhone sales, but a bigger chunk was taken out of BlackBerry sales.
I suspect that what we’re seeing says a little about Android and a lot about Verizon.
Android is getting a lot of fans for its own sake, but the biggest reason for their recent growth has been the availability of Verizon phones and a massive push in Verizon stores and marketing materials towards their Droid line (and away from BlackBerries) as the premier high-end phones.
Google can take credit for this sales boost if they want, but if a Verizon iPhone becomes available and Android sales plummet in the following quarters, they’ll need to explain the loss, too.