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Most U.S. Consumers Chose Android (This Summer)

Most U.S. Consumers Chose Android (This Summer)

According to research by the Nielsen Company, more recent acquirers of mobile devices have been opting for Android phones over other brands. The numbers from a Nielsen survey show that as of August 2011, about 56% of the consumers that bought a new smartphone in the three preceeding months chose Android.

Why is that significant? There are two reasons.

One is that currently, Niesen has Android market penetration pegged at 43%, which means that more buyers than average (56%) have been buying Android phones recently. The other reason is that according to Nielsen, the trends of these recent acquirers typically foreshadow the direction of the market.

Thus, despite already dominating the smartphone market (even the venerable iOS holds just 28% market share), Android looks like it will continue to gobble up market share from most of its competitors.



Other results from the Nielsen survey are interesting, as well. Note specifically that as Android grew in August, BlackBerry and “Other” platforms (such as Windows Phone 7) lost ground while iOS’ market share held steady. Some have pointed out that shoppers longing for an iPhone may be holding off on buying anything at all until the iPhone 5 launches soon-ish, so that may have affected the survey numbers somewhat.
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Yup, it seems like Windows Phone and Blackberry are all being dominated by the Android.

Also I don't know when the iPhone 5 is going to be launched but when it launces, you can be sure that the iOS percentage is going to jump 10%.

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But I distinctly remember Microsoft holding a mock-funeral for the iPhone about this time last year! How can this be?!?!?!

Pardon me while I go laugh myself unconcious.

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It is nice to see that Android is taking market share but in all honest I would like to see it split a bit more just to keep competition going. I agree when the iPhone 5 is release their market share will be back up especially considering that all 4 major players in the cell market will have a version on their network.

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Now does that mean that Microsoft will take out the windows phone 7 elements out of the Windows 8 operating system. I hope so, because their phone operating systems aren't getting better sales, in fact they're getting worse sales now. Also I knew already that blackberry was losing its share of the market already & anyway there was some article written up to say the like earlier on in the Hot Hardware articles section. So it looks like that Android has virtually won this smart phone operating system out of the alternatives to the iPhone's operating system. The iOS has remained steady, but I doubt whether you will see Apple out do Android unless they can fake something so as to take the makers of Android to court.

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My and my girlfriend were at the store the other day and as an Android user I told her to go with an I-Phone as I believe the platform is more mature and the devices are nicer.

Battery life is better no doubt on iOS but also the interface seems snappier. I dont know if this is caused by hardware being superior or just a more polished OS but whatever the case I recommended her to get an I-Phone and I myself when able to will migrate to an I-Phone unless these concerns are addressed.

I am interested to see the reviews on the I-Phone 5.

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I actually sometimes thin kthat San Fransico 'bar' and leaked iPhone 5 fiasco was to gander the '15 minutes' in the spotlight to avoid the success of Android. during the summer.Keep it going in the media 'spin cycle ' in Apple favor's because the media 'bling' is the the thing that has worked so well for them.

Not actually knocking iit and it's OK @ 3vi1 to have a pal or 2 in the doghouse.&.wake me up.

cya :)

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