September’s issue of Consumer Reports ranks smartphones. Eight Android phones were made the “Recommend List”. Now Consumer Reports is recommending a variety of Android devices. Here is the list :

Verizon: Motorola Droid (1), HTC Droid Incredible (2), HTC Droid Eris (5)
T-Mobile: HTC myTouch 3G Slide (1), Google Nexus One (2)
Sprint: HTC Evo 4G (1), HTC Hero (2), Samsung Moment (3)

Android is growing at record paces. This report shows that one of the reasons why is the quality of the handset. The NPD Group latest released a report finding that one in three smartphones shipped in the U.S. are Android devices. This moved Android up over RIM for the first time. Meanwhile, as the global smartphone market grew by 50% year over year in the 2nd quarter, according to IDC, HTC and Samsung posted the highest year-over-year growth rates among the top vendors in the space.