Android past-three-month sales double iPhone in US

Android past-three-month sales double iPhone in USStat guys Nielsen have published some interesting figures concerning smartphone sales in the United States over the past three months. I’m not being sarcastic; I love stats.

Unsurprisingly, smartphone sales continue to soar overall, but perhaps the most interesting statistic is that Android accounted for a whopping 56% of all smartphone sales, while the iPhone was literally half that figure on 28%.

However, the iPhone’s overall share is estimated at 28% too, so it’s actually BlackBerry and the other smartphone operating systems that are yielding to Android, while Apple holds steady.

Of course, as Don Kellogg, Director of Telecom Research & Insights, points out, the iPhone 5 is on the horizon. And what might that mean? “Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or makes it available on a new wireless carrier, there is an increase in their sales.” How astute, Don.

Supposedly 56% of all mobile sales were smartphones, and Nielsen only expects that figure to rise as we celebrate the birthday of one Jesus Christ. How better to celebrate than to bag a shiny new iPhone 5 or Samsung Google Nexus Prime. Perfect.

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