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Google's mobile OS now dominates 36 percent of the national smartphone market

Android's dominance in the United States smartphone market continues to grow, boasting a market share of 36 percent, according to Nielsen.

The news comes in yesterday's blog post on NielsenWire, which shows Apple's iOS in second place, trailing Android by 10 percent and just barely edging out RIM's BlackBerry by 3 percent. Windows Mobile (not to be confused with Windows Phone 7) is a distant fourth place, with just 9 percent of total market share. HP's WebOS and Symbian both claim 2 percent, while Windows Phone 7 takes a paltry 1 percent — equal to that of Palm OS.

In addition, Android users also are the most data-hungry smartphone users. "In the first quarter of 2011, Android smartphone owners consumed an average of 582 MB of data each month, compared to 492 MB for iPhone owners," Nielsen reports. 

And while Android users consume more data, iPhone users are more prone to downloading apps, streaming online music, and watching video or mobile TV.

The new data also signifies the proliferation of smartphones, in general, with 37 percent of mobile consumers owning one.



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RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By StevoLincolnite on 6/1/2011 10:37:40 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
EVERYONE I know with a Droid bitches about its ridiculous battery life, pulling the battery out to reboot, incompatible apps..


At least they give you access to the battery to easily remove it...


RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By BSMonitor on 6/1/11, Rating: -1
RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By lolmuly on 6/1/2011 1:04:25 PM , Rating: 5
why would i ever want to open the hood of my car? shouldn't it just work?


RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By Mitch101 on 6/1/2011 1:06:33 PM , Rating: 2
There is a function on these devices called a PHONE. Shouldn't the iPhone be able to make a Phone call without holding it pinky out? Sounds reasonable it is marketed as a phone? I guess it just works if you hold it pinky out that's not a design flaw its a pride statement and I support you girl not gonna judge.

Shouldn't you be able to expand the memory on an iPhone without having to sell it and buy a new one?


RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By weskurtz0081 on 6/1/2011 1:36:34 PM , Rating: 2
Are you joking? Have you ever owned and iPhone for more than a year or two? Do you know anyone that has? A user replaceable battery is a good thing! I have replaced many an iPhone battery for my friends, and had to do the same same for MY iPhone.... it's a major pain in the butt and not worth paying Apple to do, it ends up being a forced upgrade.


RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By ffinder on 6/1/2011 2:49:28 PM , Rating: 2
because if sometimes you need to double your battery's charge you simply carry with you 2 batteries!!

Sorry.. can't do that with iphone..

ff


RE: iPhone jumped the shark
By icanhascpu on 6/2/2011 2:00:42 AM , Rating: 2
I rather not remove the battery at all and have it last all day.


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