Android Users Overtaking iPhone Users in U.S.

By Wilson Rothman
|  Friday, Dec 3, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Android Users Overtaking iPhone Users in U.S.

AP

Google Android phone on display at the Google conference in San Francisco, Thursday, May 20, 2010.

advertisement

The number of smart phone owners who use Google's Android OS in the U.S. is almost as great as those who use Apple's iPhone, following a massive Android sales jump, according to tracking firm comScore.

In the three months ending in October, the share of Android users had risen sharply from 17 to 23.5 percent, says the report. Meanwhile, iPhone share couldn't even rise a single percent, going from 23.8 to 24.6 percent.

Neck and neck a month ago, Android will presumably pass iPhone in the current quarter, which includes the bulk of holiday sales. However, if, as expected, Apple introduces a Verizon-flavored iPhone in January, the tables could turn.

Meanwhile, RIM's fortunes fell again, as the BlackBerry lost 3.5 percent share. It is, nevertheless, still in the lead: 35.8 percent of smart phones in use in the U.S are BlackBerrys.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out