Android Takes Second Place in U.S. Smartphone MarketCategory: Mobile
Posted: May 10, 2010 02:12PM
Well, it seems that Google is gaining fast ground in the U.S. in the world of smartphones. According to NPD, a market research firm, Android OS smartphones have taken the number two spot in the market in the U.S. in the first quarter, beating out iPhone OS. RIM's BlackBerry OS still holds the top spot, but for now, Google can claim the number two spot with Android. NPD found out that BlackBerry holds 36% of the U.S. market, Android is in at 28%, and iPhone at 21% for the first quarter of this year. The large growth for Android was attributed mostly to carrier support, namely Verizon's buy-one-get-one free offer that also helped it maintain a 30% share of the market. AT&T still has 32% of the market, so Verizon's 30% is not far behind at all. T-Mobile and Sprint trail behind them both, with T-Mobile at 17% and Sprint at 15%. But for now, it seems like Android is continuing to grow in the U.S.