Nielsen Says IPhone And Android Dominate App Downloads In US

Posted: Nov 30 2011, 1:51pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 30 2011, 1:56pm CST, in News | Mobile Phones


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iPhone dominates in Q3

It's no surprise given that the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the US and Android is the most popular OS that the two platforms would be dominating app downloads. The latest data for the smartphone world is in from Nielsen and 71% of people with smartphones in the US own either the iPhone or Android devices.

When it comes to the number of apps downloaded Android and the iPhone account for 83% of all downloads. That leaves a tiny bit for other operating systems and devices. The data also shows that 44% of all mobile phone users in the US are now using smartphones. The percentage is even higher for people that have purchased in the last three months.

Of those that bought a new mobile on the last quarter, 56% chose a smartphone. The data also shows that for Q3 the iPhone remained the most popular device and Android was the most popular operating system. Is this any surprise to you? I continue to wonder how dominating Apple would be if it offered more smartphone models.

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