iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

Research analysts Nielsen have released their latest smartphone market share report, covering the first quarter of 2010, and in terms of growth only iPhone OS and Android are really shining.  Both platforms climbed 2 points quarter-on-quarter, though the iPhone still holds a significant lead over its rival, comprising 28-percent of the smartphone market compared to Android's 9-percent.  The report follows earlier, contested figures from NPD which suggested Android had overtaken iPhone OS in the US market.

Meanwhile Windows Mobile – set to be replaced by Windows Phone 7 by the end of the year – and BlackBerry OS each dropped two points, though RIM's platform does still hold the top spot at 35-percent.  User satisfaction seems to be higher among iPhone OS owners, too; in pure percentage terms, twice the number of current Android users said they'd be keen to try an iPhone as their next device, as current iPhone owners said about Android handsets.

Apple is due to announce a new iPhone – tentatively dubbed the iPhone HD – at their WWDC 2010 keynote tomorrow, Monday June 7 2010.  SlashGear will be liveblogging the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/ so join us at 10am PST!