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Android passes iOS in U.S. smartphone OS share, says comScore

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2011 14:41 User comments (6)

Android passes iOS in U.S. smartphone OS share, says comScore New figures from comScore say today that Android has finally surpassed Apple's iOS for second place in the U.S. smartphone OS market.
For the three month period ended November 30th, RIM's BlackBerry led the way at 33.5 percent, followed by Android at 26 percent and iOS at 25 percent.

At the end of August, BlackBerry had 37.6 percent share, with Android taking the lion's share of what RIM lost. Apple only added 0.8 percent to its share during the period.

Furthermore, a Nielsen report shows that 31 percent of Americans now use a smartphone, leading to a strong increase in competition from smartphone makers.

If the WSJ is accurate, Apple will launch a CDMA Verizon iPhone on Tuesday, which is expected to add over 10 million iOS sales in the Q1 2011.

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6 user comments

18.1.2011 15:54

i really hope they do get the Iphone on all the carriers, that would make Android push even harder the technology. IMO



28.1.2011 21:07
ajiuo
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this isn't all that impressive. IOS is only one one smart phone and only available through AT&T. Android is on many brands of phones and on all the major providers..... nothing for google to be bragging about really. Its more impressive that apple can even hang with the other big mobile os makes.... not only do the hang... they totally changed the game.

39.1.2011 1:39

I don't understand why people who are technically-minded would choose iOS over Android.


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49.1.2011 5:50

Originally posted by Mik3h:
I don't understand why people who are technically-minded would choose iOS over Android.
they are not thats why android is establishing itself as the platform to use
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59.1.2011 5:50

Originally posted by Mik3h:
I don't understand why people who are technically-minded would choose iOS over Android.
they are not thats why android is establishing itself as the platform to use

610.1.2011 11:24

android is progressing quite fast i admit , i see are big and bright future for google. great OS

and this is coming from a iOS owner now a android owner

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