Yesterday we told you that Android’s market share was up around 886 percent year on year according to analysts, now another analyst, Nielsen are claiming that Android smartphones are outselling the Apple iPhone.
Nielsen are reporting that Android smartphones made up 27 percent of all smartphone sales in the first half of 2010, with the iPhone making up 23 percent for the same period.
While the iPhone has been the headline grabber over the last few years in the smartphone market, Google’s Android OS has shown the most significant expansion in market share among current subscribers. Android’s rise is even more noticeable among new smartphone subscribers in the last six months where Android has nosed past Apple’s iOS in the last quarter to grab a 27% share of those recent smartphone subscribers.
Android may be ahead for sales of new smartphones in the first six months of 2010, but they are still quite a way behind Apple in terms of the total smartphone users, with Android devices making up 13 percent of US smartphone users compared to Apple’s 28 percent. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
via Tech Radar