AT&T sold more Android phones than Apple iPhone
According to the latest figures, telecom service provider AT&T sold more smartphones based on Google's Android platform than Apple iPhone on its network during the second quarter of the year.
AT&T has been looking to expand its revenues in the highly competitive telecom market in the country. During the second quarter, Google Android smartphones accounted for the largest percentage of the 6.8 million sold on the network, ahead of rival Apple iPhone devices, which was once the dominant smartphone on the network. Ralph de la Vega, AT&T's head of wireless said that Google Android devices have been able to surpass Apple's flagship smartphone on the network during the quarter.
He admitted that the this may be because of T-Mobile introducing iPhone during the same quarter but pointed out that it did not have a major impact. He claimed that AT&T sold more iPhones this quarter than it did during the same quarter a year ago but did not announce the figures. AT&T is still the network with most number of iPhones in the country and the company is looking to expand its revenue base.
"We are really pleased to see Android sales pick up. They carry a lower subsidy than other phones. We see some nice opportunity with the Nokia Lumia 1020 to help drive sales of Windows Phone. And we're pleased with the diversity of the portfolio.," he said.