Android Takes the Smartphone Lead Over iPhone and Blackberry


Android took the lead over other smartphone platforms in the US, Nielsen determined on Thursday. Android broke a three-way deadlock between November and January, and claimed 29 percent of the US smartphone market. Apple’s iPhone and RIM BlackBerry were tied at 27 percent. All of Microsoft’s platforms combined were at 10 percent.

HTC leads the Android class at 12%, Motorola is second at 10%, Samsung is at 5% and all other brands make up the other 2%.

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