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Canalys: Android now top mobile OS in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2010 16:43 User comments (2)

Canalys: Android now top mobile OS in U.S. While the Apple iPhone remained the top individual smartphone in the U.S. for the Q3 2010, the Android OS leaped forward to take strong control of OS market share.
Available on a plethora of devices, the Android OS was on 43.6 percent of all smartphones sold in the U.S. during the quarter.

The figures come via Canalys, the tech industry analysis firm.

Apple came in second with 26.2 percent share, followed by RIM at 24.2 percent.

Rounding out the top 5 was Windows Mobile at 3 percent and all others taking the remaining 3 percent.

In terms of actual hardware sales, 9.1 million Android OS devices were sold during the quarter, 5.5 million iPhones were sold, 5.1 million BlackBerrys were sold and 1.2 million Microsoft and "other" devices were sold.

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11.11.2010 16:48

Its not like there are so many difference mobile phone Os's anyway no big deal in my book, oh and Window Phone 7 needs to change their name back to windows mobile 7 and stop sounding stupid.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2010 @ 16:49

22.11.2010 1:08

No, they need to call it windows vista mobile; at least that will warn people not to buy the POS.

Congrats to google...keep this rate up and it won't be long before there are more android phones in circulation that iPhones or Rims.

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