It is hard to ignore the affect Google’s Android mobile operating system has had on the smartphone market over the last year or so, however a recent report from Canalys suggests that Android was the leader in terms of sales during Q2 1010.
Apparently in Q2 2010 Android sales were up by 886 percent when compared to figures from Q2 2010, according to Canalys this means that Android device sales during this quarter accounted for 34 percent of the U.S..
This 34 percent share is pretty impressive and overshadows RIM’s share of 32 percent and Apple’s share of 21.7 percent, but lets not forget that the iPhone 4 launched late in Q2 2010 and RIM have a few smartphones in the works and BlackBerry OS 6.0 on the way.
All in all Nokia still hold the highest overall market share, however if Android smartphones continue to grow in popularity I’m sure the overall balance of the market will soon change, it will be interesting to see this year’s Q3 results.
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