Android Claims Top Operating System Spot

By July 29, 2011No Comments

Some new data came out yesterday from Nielsen on the U.S. Smartphone market. While Apple is the largest single manufacturer, holding 28% of the U.S. market, the open-source nature of the Android OS is proving to be quite a thorn in Apple’s side… Between HTC, Motorola, Samsung and a number of other manufactures, Android smartphones now hold 39% of the market!

According to June data from Nielsen, Google’s Android operating system (OS) now claims the largest share of the U.S. consumer smartphone market with 39 percent. Apple’s iOS is in second place with 28 percent, while RIM Blackberry is down to 20 percent.

Read the full article from Nielsen here.

The article also includes a nice graph to visually break down the market. Blackberry holds 20% and Windows Phone 7 is really struggling at 7.9% (not to mention Palm/HP Web OS @ 2% and Symbian still holding on with 2%)…

Nielsen Smartphone OS Share Q2 2011

US Smartphone OS Share Q2 2011

There you have it. Interesting times!