"At some point in 2010 the Android overtook every other operating platform."
The giant European phone retailer has just released 3Q figures, revealing the extent of the smartphone boom and the rise of the Google OS.
CEO Roger Taylor said 75 per cent of the phones Carphone sold over the three month period to January 1st 2011 were smartphones, compared to the typical 50 per cent ratio.
He declined to give actual market shares for Android or Apple but confirmed that Android overtook the rest during 2010.
The firm expects smartphones to increase their share as the devices get cheaper and move into the pay-as-you-go space.
In terms of overall performance, Carphone said it saw a 33.6 per cent rise in connections at its Best Buy Mobile division in the US, which fared better than Europe, where like-for-like sales growth was 0.7 per cent.