Android surpasses Blackberry as the number one smartphone platform in the U.S.

4 March 2011 by
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• Acer beTouch E140
• BlackBerry Q10
• BlackBerry Z10
• HTC Google Nexus One
• HTC One
• HTC One Max
• LG Optimus One P500
• RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700
• RIM Blackberry Bold 9780
• RIM Blackberry Bold 9790
• RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930
• RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300
• RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310
• RIM Blackberry Curve 8320
• RIM Blackberry Curve 8520
• RIM Blackberry Curve 9320
• RIM BlackBerry Curve 9350
• RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360
• RIM BlackBerry Curve 9370
• RIM Blackberry Curve 9380
• RIM BlackBerry Storm 9500
• RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530
• RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9520
• RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550
• RIM Blackberry Style 9670
• RIM Blackberry Torch 9800
• RIM BlackBerry Torch 9810
• RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630
• Samsung Google Nexus S I9020
• Samsung Ultra S S7350
• Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman
RIM BlackBerry falls off the throne as the most popular operating system in the U.S. Android gains market share and Apple iOS are steady on 25%

For the first time in history, Android is the preferred operating system by consumers in the U.S. According to Nielsen, it is a tie between RIM BlackBerry and Apple iOS on second place with 27% market share each when it comes to manufacturer operating system. Both Apple and RIM are making their own devices and running their own OS. Google and Android with its 29% market share are having companies like HTC, Motorola, Samsung on the team as they make the hardware for the OS.

The graph below shows the steep growth curve of devices running Android and it does not seem to flaten out the next months. It does not seems like Windows Phone 7 OS was of any help for Microsoft either, but the historical graph lies somewhat. Apples market share is steady on 25% while the rest are dropping. This does not mean that Palm, RIM are selling fewer smartphones now than in the past because the total number of sold smartphones has raised.

Smartphone market share OS in US 2011

Smartphone market share in the U.S by Nielsen

Source: Nielsen, comScore

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tranced13 years, 3 months ago
It was just about time. Since May its taken down 3 OS's.

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