Android Is Now the Most Used Smartphone OS in the U.S.

Android Is Now the Most Used Smartphone OS in the U.S.

Mar 14, 2011

According to a study released last week by comScore, the Android operating system has surpassed RIM’s BlackBerry OS as the most used smartphone OS in the United States. I have to admit, with so much Apple vs Android propaganda going on, I completely forgot that BlackBerry actually owned the #1 spot.

This recent study shouldn’t really come as a surprise considering Android’s hypersonic (I love saying that word) growth. To put this growth into perspective, just over a year ago, Android only had a 7% share of the smartphone market while RIM held an astounding 42% share! That’s insane! It just goes to show how quickly things can change and how popular Android’s open system has become amongst both manufacturers and users.

[For a visual look at Android’s growth, check out this cool video: Global Android Activations, Oct ’08 – Jan ’11]

It’s a great time to be an Android user and it is only going to get better. With over 350,000 Android devices being activated each day, Android shows no signs of slowing down, and these are numbers that developers, manufacturers, and carriers simply can not ignore. This means more apps, games, features, and best of all — choices!

Source: CNN Money, comScore

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  • Alexmetropatron

    Hmmm… All of the other OS market share data shows that iOS has almost 4 times as many users as Android… Nice try, though. How bout that Xune?