First quarter 2010 information from The NPD Group’s Mobile Phone Track reveals a shift in the smartphone market, as Android OS edged out Apple’s OS for the number-two position behind RIM.
Here’s how it plays out at the moment in the U.S. market:
- BlackBerry: 36%
- Android: 28%
- iPhone: 21%
Here at MobilityNigeria, I have maintained that the OS that threatens Symbian is not Apple’s iPhone but Google’s Android. Android combines a fluid user interface with advanced functionality and wider reach than iPhone OS does. It is logical; isn’t it?
Well, here we go. Give Android a few more years and we’ll see.
Read the full report from NDP: Android Shakes Up U.S. Smartphone Market
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.