February 2, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
I think lots of people associate HTC with great Android handsets at this point. But that does not mean we should be forgetting Motorola. They may have been a little later to the Android game, but according to a recent DigiTimes report they may be preparing to overtake HTC as the top Android phone maker before 2010 is over.
“Moto’s shipments of Android phones will account for a 34.7% share of the segment compared to HTC’s 31.9%.”
Of course, looking at this past years ending numbers we saw HTC in the clear lead with a 64.5% share. That said though, it seems that some of this is based on what we have heard about Motorola releasing up to 30 Android phones in 2010. Based on that number, DigiTimes is estimating that could mean Motorola would ship somewhere between 12.5 and 15.6 million phones before the end of the year.
I would say that it is nice to see Motorola making a comeback, but in this case having the most phones sold does not sound as good as having the best.