Enterprise Mobility: Google Android Gains Momentum in 2011 with Top 10 Mobile Products
Android enjoyed a fantastic year in 2010, launching on more than 100 handsets and tablets and gobbling market share from Nokia, Research in Motion and even Apple through sheer volume alone. The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in January foreshadowed an even greater 2011, with dozens of Android tablets on the show floor in Las Vegas, led by Motorola's Xoom 10.1-inch beauty. Moreover, the Motorola Atrix 4G looks like a promising entry in AT&T's Android portfolio, when accompanied by docking stations and a Webtop application. If CES provided the appetizer for Android, Mobile World Congress was the main course. At the just concluded show in Barcelona, Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and others introduced a dizzying array of new Android handsets, tablets and game players. Of course, devices are but pretty shells on the mobile beach without software, which made Google's launch of its Android Market Webstore an important move. Through the Webstore, Google hopes to hook up Android gadget lovers with almost 150,000 applications from any device. In this slide show, eWEEK walks through the Top 10 products that will ensure Android will continue to rock in 2011 as it seeks to battle Apple's iPad and iPhones.