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Android now rules the U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2011 0:49 User comments (4)

Android now rules the U.S. comScore has posted their latest figures today for the mobile market, and Android is now the dominate smartphone operating system in the U.S.
Samsung was the top handset maker, with 24.8 percent share of the market.

For the period ended February 28th, 234 million Americans over the age of 13 used a mobile phone and 69.5 million owned a smartphone.

Following Samsung was LG at 20.9 percent share, Motorola at 16.1 percent share, RIM at 8.6 percent, and Apple at 7.5 percent. Apple saw the biggest gain of all manufacturers thanks to the release of the iPhone on Verizon.

In the smartphone market, the top OS was Android at 33 percent, followed by RIM at 29 percent, Apple at 25.2 percent and Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7 at 7.7 percent.

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4 user comments

115.4.2011 16:10

Go Android!

216.4.2011 2:19

What's interesting is that we've probably reached the smartphone saturation point at current prices in the US. If manufacturers want to expand the smartphone base and get people to buy lucrative apps (where all the real money is), they're gonna have to start making cheaper smartphones.

We should start seeing some really nice new smartphones at the $150 and even $100 price points.

318.4.2011 2:41

Here in India we get really good smart phones for half the price going in US. Currently one model supporting dual sim cards and DLP based projector supplied with an extra battery and an external charger sells for about US$ 200/=

The best part is this works with sim from absolutely every service provider!

When is the US consumer going to wake up and demand value for money?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Apr 2011 @ 2:46

418.4.2011 2:57

I've gotten phones such as Sprint Evo, Verizon droid incredible, Verizon Droid 2, iphone,for around $150 mint condition. Just look on Craigslist! Those dual sim phones, and projection phones sound pretty sweet! What make are they pmshah?

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