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Nielsen: Android is top smartphone OS in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Mar 2011 12:48 User comments (3)

Nielsen: Android is top smartphone OS in U.S. Nielsen has reported this week that Android is the top smartphone OS in the United States.
Active smartphones running Android have 29 percent of the market, just beating out iOS and BlackBerry, which are tied for second at 27 percent. In fourth place is Microsoft, with their Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 devices.

For Android, HTC remains the top manufacturer, at 12 percent share, followed by Motorola at 10 percent and Samsung at 5 percent.

The figures are for the period ended January 31st, so Nielsen notes that the figures may be different following the launch of the iPhone on Verizon.

Rounding out the top 5 is HP's WebOS at 4 percent.

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3 user comments

14.3.2011 18:33

but with only usually most Android phones have about 128 or 256mb of internal memory to install games and apps to... i took my HTC back and bought an Iphone. atleast i cant hold over gigs and gigs instead of less than 100Mb LOL sorry android but thats a joke.

common are you seriouse, u expect to be the biggest and baddest a huge android market and only 128MB of internal memory!!! what retard thought this one up. lets see, Iphone 64GB, Most android phones: around 128MB. yep i know where im at.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2011 @ 18:35

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24.3.2011 21:23

1nsan3 don't know 'bout Apps2SD

The biggest issues that will hurt Android is fragmentation and forced 3rd party software integration (HTC Sense, Motoblur, Samsung Touchwiz, etc.)

3rd party software is fine but it should be the customers choice to have it installed and freely be able to uninstall it. By default all Androids should have vanilla Android.


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35.3.2011 3:07

Originally posted by 1nsan3:
but with only usually most Android phones have about 128 or 256mb of internal memory to install games and apps to... i took my HTC back and bought an Iphone. atleast i cant hold over gigs and gigs instead of less than 100Mb LOL sorry android but thats a joke.

common are you seriouse, u expect to be the biggest and baddest a huge android market and only 128MB of internal memory!!! what retard thought this one up. lets see, Iphone 64GB, Most android phones: around 128MB. yep i know where im at.
What phones are you looking at? Pretty much all phones launched since June (when iPhone 4 launched for comparison) have 4GB+ of internal memory.

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