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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: March/May 2011
By mcnabney on 7/1/2011 10:40:09 AM , Rating: 3
I actually think that the core reason is that people don't want 'more Microsoft'. They aren't happy with the Windows monopoly on the desktop and they don't want to see MS dominating another platform. They used Windows Mobile in the past because Palm had issues. Then RIM took over the business side and the only people not gravitating to Blackberry required Office-editing functions. When Apple arrived they overturned the cart and now EVERYONE wanted a smartphone. Palm, RIM, and MS ALL failed to adapt their platform for the masses. That gave Android a year or two to grow. Currently, the market is divided between old-business using RIM, and everyone else choosing sides between the closed garden of Apple and the something-for-everyone Android.


RE: March/May 2011
By The Raven on 7/1/2011 11:19:19 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
I actually think that the core reason is that people don't want 'more Microsoft'. They aren't happy with the Windows monopoly on the desktop and they don't want to see MS dominating another platform.

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There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] — shame on you. Fool me — [pauses] — You can't get fooled again. -Former President George W. Bush

Yeah, even this guy gets it!


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