Nielsen: Apple retains smartphone OS lead in U.S.

Nielsen: Apple retains smartphone OS lead in U.S. 1

Nielsen: Apple retains smartphone OS lead in U.S. 2

According to November 2010 data from The Nielsen Company, Apple has retained its lead in the U.S. smartphone market despite the significant gains made by Android OS. The data, as published by GigaOM, shows Apple’s iOS leading the U.S. smartphone market with a 28.6 percent share, up slightly from 27.9 percent in October. RIM’s BlackBerry OS fell from 27.4 percent in October to 26.1 percent in November, while Android OS jumped to 25.8 percent in November, up from 22.7 percent in October and 15 percent in June. Notably, these numbers represent overall market and not just new purchases; Android OS is leading among recent acquirers with a 40.8 percent share, compared to iOS with 26.9 percent and RIM with 19.2 percent. The report suggests that the numbers show an inability on RIM’s part to connect with new users, while Android’s growth could put it on track to pass iOS within the next few months; the report also notes that the release of an iPhone on Verizon should boost iPhone sales and could therefore alter the near-term market share trajectories of both iOS and Android. [via MDN]


  1. @1: No, you might want to get your eyesight checked or brush up on how your read a line graph, because Apple is clearly ahead at the moment, but the trend lines are equally clear for Android to overtake it soon (of course, this is ignoring the fact that this “fact” requires some sleight of hand with defining “smartphone” since the number of Android phones already beats iOS phones).

  2. Uhhh, I think you guys read that graph wrong. Looks like Blackberry beat out Apple. Might wanna go back and read that graph again…

  3. Fine, remove them, they were hardly constructive, but in my defense, I did not make any personal attacks and I don’t appreciate the insinuation that I did. I *have* on occasion in the past made personal attacks when I lose my cool, but as someone who’s been modding for a decade now, I am well aware of where the line is, and I’m well aware when I cross it. His responses did nothing more than amuse me, so I would hardly have attacked him over it.

  4. Code Monkey, you do know that comment makes your ego sound like the size of North America, right? He seems to have just thought that the site made a mistake in reading it.

    Sam, you read the graph wrong, but Code Monkey shouldn’t have been so rude in his reply to your comment. You said nothing in your comment that said iLounge was wrong, just that you thought the graph was read wrong.

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