Android steps up pace in mobile market share grab

Google’s Andoid mobile operating system has continued its growth in US market share, according to new figures, with a continued drop for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and waning loyalty among BlackBerry owners.Apple’s iPhone remained the most desired smartphone on the US market in the second quarter of 2010, Nielsen figures gathered before the release of the iPhone 4 show.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see: see:Android Beats iPhone With New Subscribers
By the end of 2011, there could be more smartphones in the United States than the less advanced feature phones, according to a report released Monday by the Nielsen Company, a market trends monitor.The report also notes that the Google Android platform continues to show rapid growth and over the past six months has edged past the Apple iPhone platform with new subscribers.

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