I do enjoy a good pie chart, and one can always count on the good folks at Nielsen to deliver. They’ve been looking at mobile operating systems in the US, and the pies make for interesting viewing.
The charts in question cover the period February to April 2011, and March 2011, and show that mobile OS shares in the US of A have remained fairly constant of late.
Android remains the most popular, but has seemingly stalled at around 36% after a mammoth growth spurt over the past year.
iOS, meanwhile, is still in second place, with a 26% share. Not too far behind are Canadians RIM, on 23%.
Bringing up the rear, Microsoft scrapes together a share of around 10% with Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 combined. Incidentally, WP7, which some analysts reckon will be number one before long, currently has a share of just 1%.
Nielsen also looked at data use, and found that Android users are the greediest, with an average of 582MB consumed per month. Apple is second, again, on 492MB, and HP WebOS comes in at third with 448MB.
RIM users consume the least data, with an estimated average of just 127MB.