Android tops iPhone among recent US buyers, says Nielsen
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 04/01/2011 16:59
Although Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market remains slightly ahead of Google's, more buyers in the last six months picked a device powered by the latter's Android OS, Nielsen said today.
According to a November survey by the polling company, an Android handset was selected by 41% of U.S. adult smartphone buyers in the last six months. Apple's iPhone accounted for 27% of the purchases, while a BlackBerry device was the choice of 19%.
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