The Gartner group has predicted, via research, that Android based phones will overtake the iPhone and jump into the number 2 position in popularity in as little as two years.
Currently the iPhone sits in the number 3 slot behind Blackberry and Symbian. Gartner further suggests that RIM, makers of the Blackberry, will lose close to 7% of their market share at the same time Android sees a 12.9% increase. This would leapfrog Android into number 2 and leave the iPhone at number 3. The loss RIM would take on would cause them to drop down to the 5 spot behind Windows Mobile.
These are nothing but predictions, but they are ones which are seriously making me want to try out an Android phone.