Android phones dominate US in 2011, besting BlackBerry and iPhone

By Posted 10 May 2011, 11:18

Recently it has been clear to see that Google Android is growing in popularity, well now we have some figures to share with you which show just how successful the mobile OS is becoming, especially when compared to BlackBerry OS and Apple’s iOS.

According to figures released by ComScore there are currently 72.5 million smartphones being used in the U.S., apparently 34.7% of these run Android, whilst 27.1% run BlackBerry OS and just 25.5% ran Apple iOS.

It looks like Google’s OS has stolen most of this impressive market share from RIM, last year BlackBerry OS accounted for roughly 40% of the market share in the U.S., since then a lack of releases has hit RIM hard, we wonder if the recently unveiled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are enough to turn things round.

Lots of experts have had hands on time with the new BlackBerry Bolds and have not been blown away, if you compare these to high-end smartphones which run Android there is no comparison, perhaps RIM should release a touch-only device with internals similar to the Bold 9900 / 9930.

You can find out more detailed information regarding the U.S. smartphone market share over at CSMonitor, do you think Android’s share will increase over the course of the year?

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