Android Most Popular Smartphone Operating System in U.S. Among New Users
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 06/10/2010 22:46
New data from The Nielsen Company shows that Google's Android mobile operating system is now the most popular OS among those who bought a new smartphone in the U.S. during the last six months, with a 32% share of recent acquirers.
Blackberry and Apple are meanwhile tied for second place, in a "statistical dead heat," says Nielsen.
Android most popular in recent sales, but third in overall share
Android is the most popular mobile operating system among consumers who bought a smartphone in the past six months, according to new research from Nielsen.
BlackBerry RIM and Apple's iOS "are in a statistical dead heat for second place among recent acquirers," the Nielsen Company said.
"Among all smartphone owners, Blackberry still holds the dominant share with 31 per cent of the market, though its lead over Apple is declining," Nielsen continued in a report issued Tuesday. "28 per cent of smartphone owners have Apple iPhones, compared to 19 per cent who have Android devices."
Android Most Popular Operating System in U.S. Among Recent Smartphone Buyers
According to August data from The Nielsen Company, Android is now the most popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six months, while Blackberry RIM and Apple iOS are in a statistical dead heat for second place among recent acquirers.
The Nielsen data covers a period that includes a full-month of iPhone 4 availability. (The device became available at the end of June 2010).
Among all smartphone owners, Blackberry still holds the dominant share with 31 percent of the market, though its lead over Apple is declining. Twenty-eight percent of smartphone owners have Apple iPhones, compared to 19 percent who have Android devices.
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