Android may be at the top of the US smartphone market, as far as market share is concerned, but its domination is divided between the hardware makers it has as partners. Meanwhile iOS and BlackBerry OS are struggling for second place and all this info comes straight from Nielsen’s research and statistics.
Their data applies to postpaid mobile subscribers on smartphone platforms, to the time frame between November 2010 and January 2011. Nielsen says that Android has a 29% market share, that’s shared between HTC (12%), Motorola (10%) and Samsung (5%). Apple has a market share of 27% for iOS, while RIM also achieves 27% with BlackBerry OS.
As far as age is concerned, Android appeals most to youngsters, 18 to 24 years of age. Nielsen’s conclusion is that Google’s market share is fragmented, because of the phone makers, but still domination is domination. These stats don’t include the Verizon iPhone 4, in case you’re wondering.