Why Android Will Surprise on the Upside in 2012

Without looking it up, can you remember when Google’s open source mobile OS Android began to pick up momentum? As we’ve noted before, Android is actually a very young operating system. Originally released at the very end of 2007 and gaining some mention as 2008 began, Android qualified as little more than an experiment from Google in 2008, although there was an early hardware commitment from HTC. As 2009 started to unfold, as late as March of that year, Android still had very little momentum. We wrote this story then, which pondered why Android was stalled after so much initial hype.

Now, of course Android is phenomenally successful. However, if you’re of a mind that the operating system’s big growth years are behind it, there are some good reasons to believe that it will have its best year yet in 2012.

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