Tesco has revealed sales stats showing that Android handsets have finally surpassed the iPhone. In the run up to Jesus’ birthday, Apple was seemingly miles ahead, but that’s not the case in space year 2011AD.
To be fair, it’s a bit of a silly comparison. There are hundreds of Android phones, and only one iPhone. Ok, three iPhones, but they’re essentially the same thing. It’s almost like saying: “All fruit combined now outsells carrots.” Sort of.
A statement from Tesco reads: “Tesco Mobile attributes the rise of Android smartphones to affordability, fuelled by Tesco Mobile’s wide range of competitive deals on Android handsets. This trend is set to continue to contribute to the rise of Google’s popular smartphone operating system.”
Graham Harris, CEO of Tesco Telecoms and Tesco Mobile, added: “As one of the UK’s leading operators, these sales are a useful barometer for smartphone trends. There is a lot of choice in the market and as a result consumers are driving healthy competition between rival operating systems.
“Tesco Mobile prides itself on customer service and offering customers what they want, through a wide range of competitive deals on all platforms. In addition to competitive Android smartphone deals, we also offer iPhone on a variety of fantastic 12 month [contracts].
"However, we commend this healthy competition between operating systems as we see this as helping to drive consumer choice and flexibility."