iOS commands an impressive share of the mobile phone operating system market in Europe, according to a new report. Citing data from StatCounter.com, Pocket-link reports that iOS enjoys a 44.95 percent market share in Europe, more than double that of Android, which accounts for 16.37 percent. iOS has actually seen its share decline year-over-year, however, as it held a 50.44 percent share of the market in January 2010. Interestingly, the UK has a dramatically higher proportion of BlackBerry users than other European countries, with BlackBerry OS holding a 36.22 percent of the market, compared to 16.78 for Europe as a whole; iOS still holds the market lead in the country with a 42.02 percent share. Pocket-link claims the stats are current, and representative of ownership up to the end of January 2011. [via MDN]
iOS leads European mobile phone OS market
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.