As an Android fan, I am happy to learn that the Android Market has surpassed 10 billion downloads. I found a pretty looking 3D column chart. I have never been convinced that 3D charts are good enough for serious business use. But this chart made me think again. The exponential growth trend jumped at me. Critical milestones were highlighted in rounded textboxes which were freindly to my eyes. I’m not interested in the specifics but I got the strong message that Android is growing strongly from the chart.

I recreated this chart in Excel using a 3D column chart type.

Use the following Excel 3D Rotation settings and with the right colours, this chart can be done quite easily.
3D Setting in Excel Charts

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