Last night Phil scribbled a bit about Apple’s victory over Android in the app revenue stakes, but here we have Google chalking up a cheeky victory with its ubiquitous OS.
Research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech (awesome name, huh?) shows that the iPhone remains hugely popular in Great Britain, the US and Australia, however it’s a different story in mainland Europe.
According to Kantar, over a 12-week period to end-November, Apple’s US market share rose to 36 percent from 25 the previous year, and in Great Britain its share leapt from 21 to 31 percent. We just can't get enough Siri action, clearly.
However, Apple’s share of the French market dropped from 29 to 20 percent, and Germany saw a fall from 27 to 22 percent. Sacrebleu!
Meanwhile, Android’s market share was between 46 and 61 percent in all markets, thanks to a range of handsets – and range of prices, importantly – from Samsung, HTC, Motorola et al.
Android is particularly popular in Germany, where it had 61 percent share of all smartphones sold in the past 12 weeks. The best selling handset in Germany town was none other than the Samsung Galaxy S II.