Last Month 54% of Smartphone Buyers Chose Android, 36% Chose an iPhone

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Last month 54% of smartphone buyers chose Android, 36% chose an iPhone, reports Nielsen.

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During Q2 2012 smartphone penetration continued to grow, with 54.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers owning smartphones as of June 2012. This growth is driven by increasing smartphone purchases: 2 out of 3 Americans who acquired a new mobile phone in the last three months chose a smartphone instead of a feature phone.

Android continues to lead the smartphone market in the U.S., with a majority of smartphone owners (51.8%) using an Android OS handset. Over a third (34.3%) of smartphone owners use an Apple iPhone, and Blackberry owners represented another 8.1 percent of the smartphone market.

Overall among smartphone owners, Apple had the highest manufacturer share of smartphone handsets. Among recent acquirers who obtained their smartphone during June 2012, 54 percent said they chose an Android handset and 36 percent bought an iPhone.
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NoGoodNick - July 16, 2012 at 5:27am
Not surprising, most people who buy Apple buy it as soon as it comes out. The rest get them for gifts later on. Very few buy month to month.
Pedro - July 14, 2012 at 2:10pm
this post makes no sense obviously last month android had the most sales when people were and still are waiting for the iphone 5 to come out, they see no sense in buying in iphone atm unless they dont want the 5
Mike - July 14, 2012 at 3:25am
I got a 4s 64 gb white AT
Mike - July 14, 2012 at 3:16am
I got a 4s 64 gb AT
bBCUZ - July 14, 2012 at 1:51am
Cheap people don't know any better..Buy 1 get 2 FREE. THATS WHY ? Some of my daughter's friends I jailbroke their iPhones have an 8GB iPHONE 4.. Why? don't understand it. If its not top of line I won't even look at it. My daughter has an Iphone4S 32gb my kids won't have less than what I got I put my kids first if I have a 32 they will have the same..If I drive a nice car they will 2. ItS called selfishness...if you don't put your kids first Most android buyers they buy them because they are Free.. What I do to my friend when they are ready to upgrade I tell them you buy me an Iphone4S Ill get you any android you like and I ll give you additional $50 and have a merry christmas.. Then I sell em on ebay for$800 ... find me an android on ebay that cost $900 ...android its like having a Hundaie you
09990 - July 14, 2012 at 4:06pm
dafuq did i just read...
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