Two-thirds of US consumers buy smartphones over any other mobile phone – Nielsen

13 Jul 20122 Shares

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Two out of three Americans who bought a mobile phone in the past three months opted for a smartphone and, while Android continues to dominate as the most popular OS, Apple retains the largest manufacture share, Nielsen reports.

The Q2 2012 report shows that 54.9pc of US mobile subscribers owned smartphones as of June 2012, 51.8pc of which were Android devices.

Apple’s iOS accounts for 34.3pc of US smartphone owners, with RIM’s BlackBerry taking third place with 8.1pc.

Judging by the figures from recent purchases, it seems both Apple and Android are benefitting from RIM’s fall from grace, with BlackBerry purchases accounting for just 4pc while Android and Apple achieved shares of 54.6pc and 36.3pc respectively.

Nielsen report on smartphones

Among Android devices, Samsung has the biggest slice of the American pie with 17pc of the market, with HTC at 14pc and Motorola at 11pc.

Since Apple is the only producer of iOS devices, it maintains the biggest manufacturer share at a 34pc.

Nielsen report on smartphones

66

DAYS

4

HOURS

26

MINUTES

Buy your tickets now!

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

editorial@siliconrepublic.com