Android reaches 53% share of smartphone sales in the US

Wednesday 14 December 2011 | 09:47 CET | News
As Android and Apple continue to dominate the U.S. smartphone market, RIM and other smartphone manufacturers have made moves to reclaim lost market share, according to a report by market research company NPD Group. Android's operating system (OS) share of smartphone sales grew to command more than half of the US smartphone market (53 percent) from January through October, as Apple's iOS share grew to reach 29 percent of the market, and RIM's OS share declined to 11 percent. RIM and other companies that were formerly on top of NPD's smartphone rankings, however, have made critical business

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / HTC / Microsoft / Nokia / Samsung
Countries: United States
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