Google Now Leads Apple in Smartphone Market

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It's official: Google's 20 Droid smart phones on four carriers have surpassed Apple's iPhone (that's one phone, on AT&T) in the U.S. market. Wired magazine thinks the raw numbers miss the real story:

Here's the math: I think we can all agree that Apple is selling iPhones at a rate of 4 million a month. Add the 1 million iPads/month Apple is selling and another 1.85 million/month as a guestimate for iPod Touch sales and you get ... wait for it ... 6.85 million iOS devices a month, or 42 percent more than Android. Apple doesn't consistently provide iPod Touch numbers, but over the years it has provided enough data to make an educated guess.

Read the full story at Wired.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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