Android Handsets Overtake IPhone In Q1

Posted: May 10 2010, 10:56am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:00pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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While Blackberry still had the highest US market share in the first quarter of the year, the iPhone dropped down a peg as Android leapfrogged ahead.

The latest numbers from research firm NPD Group show that Android accounted for 28% of phone sales. Blackberry was still at the top with 36%.

However, phones running on the iPhone OS only took about 21% of the market. Regardless of that, the iPhone 3G remains the singe best-selling phone. That's because even though the iPhone OS only took 21% market share, that's really only one device. Meanwhile, Android and Blackberry operating systems are spread out across dozens of handsets.

From the hardware side, Samsung, Motorola, and LG are all sitting next and neck with between 21.8% and 21.9% market share a piece.

And finally, on the carrier front, despite constantly ranking the worst for service and support, AT&T had the highest number of subscribers at 32% of the market. Verizon was right behind at 30% while T-Mobile and Sprint staggered in at 17% and 15%, respectively.

Via PC Mag

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