Android 'most popular' with smartphone buyers

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 28/09/2011 19:33

Smartphones running Google's Android are the most popular among those buying new handsets, suggest figures.

The survey by market research firm Nielsen shows that in the three months to the end of August, 56% of Americans buying a phone chose Android.

Apple iPhones running its iOS software were bought by 28% of new smartphone buyers.

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