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Android becomes No 1 OS in US smartphone market

We all knew Android smartphones were the most coveted among users, but new data released by Nielsen Company has now confirmed that the Android is the leading smartphone OS in the mobile operating system segment in the US.

Android is an open-source operating system for mobile devices that is rapidly becoming the favorite among users and tech enthusiasts alike. Experts predict that Android will continue to surge in the mobile operating system market share with its innovative features, ease of use, open architecture.

Beats all other competing operating systems
With a strong market share of 29 percent, Android has beaten all other mobile operating systems to be the king in the mobile operating system segment. It is closely followed by RIM Blackberry at 27 percent and Apple iOS at 27 percent.

Digging deeper into the results, 12 percent of smartphone owners have an HTC device with Android OS while 7 percent of users have an HTC device with a Windows Mobile operating system.

Ten percent of consumer smartphone users own a Motorola device powered by Android while only 1 per cent uses a Motorola device with a Windows Mobile OS.

The galloping rise of Google’s Android has been continuing unabated since its official launch in 2007

Samsung is another device manufacturer that boasts of a significant use of Android-powered devices at 5 percent. 2 percent of Samsung users use a Samsung phone based on the Windows Mobile OS.

Overall, a mere 10 percent of all the users use a smartphone device with a Microsoft operating system.

Next in the race is the Palm/WebOS segment that enjoys 5 percent of the market share. Surprisingly, Nokia’s Symbian operating system which was once the leader in the race has dropped to a mere 3 percent.

Android particularly favorite among youngsters
An interesting trend that was revealed is that a significant number of Android users are youngsters, falling in the 18-24 age bracket. They contribute six points out of the 29 percentage points. Compare this with RIM Blackberry and Apple iOS which only have 15 percent of their users in this age bracket.

The galloping rise of Google’s Android has been continuing unabated since its official launch in 2007. In 2010, Android turned out to be the second-largest smartphone operating system in the US, with RIM in the lead. It seems that the future of mobile operating systems will be led by none other than Google.
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