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Android U.S. growth outpaces iPhone in Q2

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, August 2, 2010
News Categories: iPhone


Handsets running Google’s Android OS accounted for a greater share of new smartphone subscribers in the second quarter of 2010 in the U.S. than did iPhones, according to the latest data from Nielsen. BlackBerry devices accounted for the most new subscribers in the U.S. during Q2, representing 33% of the market—a 3% drop from Q1—followed by Android handsets, which jumped from 17% in Q1 to 27% in Q2, enough to drop Apple into third place with 23%, down 4% from Q1. Apple’s share of overall smartphone subscribers remained steady with 28% between Q1 and Q2, placing it in second place behind BlackBerry with 35% but well ahead of Android’s 13% share. Notably, the iPhone was also the “most desired” phone amongst Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry users; 89% of current iPhone owners stated that they wanted to purchase another iPhone as their next handset, while 29% of BlackBerry owners and 21% of Android owners also want an iPhone as their next phone.

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Speaking as a former Blackberry user and a current Android (HTC EVO 4G) user…not surprising. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my iPad and loved my iPod touch. But the reason I didn’t go iPhone is because of AT&T. I know that I was actually totally prepared to break my Sprint contract, but then AT&T announced their data plan changes…and I decided to stay with Sprint. That’s the ONLY reason I didn’t go iPhone.

Though again, as a current Android user…wow, its a nice operating system on (mostly) great handsets…

Posted by Daniel S. on August 2, 2010 at 3:18 PM (PDT)


Interesting to see what Q3 figures report. It is possible that many iPhone purchases in Q2 were withheld because of the launch of iPhone 4 in late June.

Posted by Analyst on August 3, 2010 at 5:20 PM (PDT)


I think this is kind of silly,how can you compare just one device vs all the android army and 3 or 4 different companirs selling them.
That tells how great the iphone is.

Posted by Daniel on August 5, 2010 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

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