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From: John Navas on 6 Aug 2010 13:08
Android now installed in one of every three smartphones sold at retail.
BlackBerry OS share drops 9 points to 28 percent.
The NPD Group, August 4, 2010 - Riding the wave of new handset
introductions and wide carrier distribution in the second quarter (Q2),
the Android smartphone operating system (OS) continued its upward climb
in the U.S. consumer mobile phone market, according to The NPD Group, a
leading market research company. For the first time since the fourth
quarter (Q4) of 2007, RIM fell to second position, as Android took the
lead among operating systems in handsets sold to U.S. consumers. NPD�s
latest wireless market research reveals that Android accounted for 33
percent of all smartphones purchased in Q2, ahead of RIM (28 percent)
and Apple (22 percent).
�For the second consecutive quarter, Android handsets have shown strong
but slowing sell-through market share gains among U.S. consumers,� said
Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD. �While the
Google-developed OS took market share from RIM, Apple�s iOS saw a small
gain this quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4 launch.�
Based on U.S. consumer purchases of mobile phones in Q2, the top 5
Android smartphones were as follows:
1. Motorola Droid
2. HTC Droid Incredible
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. HTC Hero
5. HTC Droid Eris