Android Beats Apple in US Smartphone Share

Feb 9, 2011
Android Beats Apple in US Smartphone Share

Just in case the IDC study showing that smartphones now outsell PCs wasn't enough of a rush for you, ComScore has a new study out today. It reveals a major upset in the US smartphone market: Android has beat iOS.

In Q4, Android made up 28.7% of the US market. iOS had only 25%, while RIM still lead with 31.6%. The BlackBerry-maker dropped 5.7 percent from Q3 to Q4, a troubling sign of times to come if QNX phones don't get here soon. Windows Phone 7 was down 1.5% to 8.4%, while Palm tumbled a little to 3.7%.

The fourth quarter saw a 60% growth, year-over-year, in smartphone ownership. 63.2 million Americans now own smartphones.

The holiday season was especially kind to Samsung, who pulled in 24.8% of customers in Q4. Samsung was the only (non-Apple) manufacturer who saw their share increase in this quarter.

[Via CNET]

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