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  (Source: blog.nielsen.com)

  (Source: blog.nielsen.com)
Android remains the most popular smartphone OS with 38 percent of users owning an Android device

Wherever you go in today's world, you're likely to see smartphone users. Whether they're typing away on Facebook or in a text message, or flinging birds into piles of pigs, it's not uncommon to see user's faces buried in their mobile devices. 

With this being the case, it's no surprise that Nielsen's May survey reported that a large percentage of mobile consumers in the U.S. own smartphones, and that smartphones account for a majority of new cell phone purchases.

According to the survey, 38 percent of mobile consumers now own smartphones, and 55 percent of those who purchased handsets over the past three months bought a smartphone instead of a feature phone. This number increased 34 percent from a year ago.

Earlier this month, Nielsen reported that Android was number one in the smartphone market share and data usage, and that continues to be true. Android is the most popular smartphone OS with 38 percent of users owning an Android device. 

Even though Android sits in the number one spot, Apple's iPhone has experienced the most growth.



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RE: Nielsen
By Aloonatic on 7/1/2011 8:58:12 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think network is the issue, to be honest. Everyone that I know who has an iPhone suffers the same problem and they are on all sorts of networks.

It's got to the point where if someone is calling me and the quality is almost unbearably bad I'll ask them if they are using an iPhone, and they nearly always reply with "how did you know".

Maybe (only when someone is calling me using an iPhone) I'm holding my own phone wrong? Who knows? :o)

As I said before, it's not just an iPhone thing, and It's probably quite understandable. Being able to talk to people using a smartphone is just 1 of many features, and probably not the primary one for many. As such, maybe we should not be surprised that manufacturers might not be so demanding on voice quality when specing, designing and testing their devices.


"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner














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