Google's Android platform has a tough battle ahead of itself against the iPhone and the soon-to-be-released Palm Pre. The T-Mobile G1, the only Android device yet being sold, had recently crossed the million device mark on April 23rd. This is significantly behind the iPhone's initial sales rate.

While the iPhone and the Pre have been grabbing most of the headlines, NetApplications revealed this month that Google's Android is faring pretty well in browsing market share as well. As you can see in the graph below, the Android and iPhone are pretty much neck and neck in terms of browsing market share.

In fact, it has around the same web browsing market share as the iPhone did at the same stage in its life. If you factor in T-Mobile's much smaller footprint and slower, mostly 2G network, the Android platform's showing is pretty impressive. That being said, the original iPhone was a 2G device.

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