Android tops Apple in the battle for T3 Hot 100 glory

Android triumphs as the 2011 T3 Hot 100 lands

T3's 2011 Hot 100 goes live with a few surprises...

Android has toppled Apple in the 2011 T3 Hot 100 with Google’s mobile OS supplying the basis for five of the year’s top 10 products.

Whilst only Apple’s second-generation tablet could break into the top 10 devices of 2011, Android smartphones and tablets fluttered in to the leading spots with a further 14 pieces of kit running the Google OS making the cut and taking the Android 2011 T3 Hot 100 tally to a hefty 19 entries.

Whilst Android controls almost one fifth of the 100 tech items we are most excited about in 2011, Apple by comparison offers just three further entries past the iPad 2, all of which fall within the top 50.

The luxurious and highly desirable Cupertino tech giant has more than just the rise of Android to worry about, however, as hardware rival Samsung looks set to overtake Apple with eight of its latest products makeing the Hot 100 cut, two of which touched down within the top 10.

With the latest T3 Hot 100 now live and ready for your perusal, head on over to the Hot 100 website to see what gadgets, brands and markets will be creating the biggest buzz in 2011 and if your latest tech purchase is one you are going to rue or live to love.

If you think any of the Hot 100 gadgets should be a worthy winner of a 2011 T3 Gadget Award you can hit the nominate button to put it up for contention

Disagree with what we have chosen as the 100 hottest gadgets of 2011? Let us know what you would have put in the top spots via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.