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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 fleshconsumed on 7/1/2011 9:36:34 AM , Rating: 2
Stop perpetuating the same nonsense like everybody else. The poor battery life on smartphones is not due to the fact that it is a smartphone, but because it always stays connected to the web through wifi/3G. If I disable wifi/3G data on my Optimus V I can easily get 4-5 days of standby time, just like a dumbphone. But unlike a dumbphone I can check mail/weather/web anytime I need to, it just takes a few more taps to enable/disable data before and after I'm done. This is how I use my Optimus, I keep wifi/3G disabled unless I need to check my mail and I have no problem with battery life. I charge it every other day once the battery indicator dips to around 60%.

RE: Nielsen
By WelshBloke on 7/4/2011 8:33:44 AM , Rating: 2
Most dumbphones can access the web and do email as well and have done for ages.

The poor battery life IS partly to do with it being a smartphone and the increased hardware need and background services running.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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