The subject pretty much summarizes it. Nielson just released data this morning showing that over the last 6 months, Android (and the respective phones, obviously) is the top OS choice among smartphone buyers. Nielson also makes it a point to note the fact that this includes a full month of iPhone 4 availability. Here is their article:
According to August data from The Nielsen Company, Android is now the most popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six months, while Blackberry RIM and Apple iOS are in a statistical dead heat for second place among recent acquirers.So I'll keep this short and sweet and find out what you think. Is this solely because Android has exploded onto so many handsets as of late, or is there some substance to this report? Is this proof that Android is now a "household name" alongside Blackberry and the iPhone?
The Nielsen data covers a period that includes a full-month of iPhone 4 availability. (The device became available at the end of June 2010).
Among all smartphone owners, Blackberry still holds the dominant share with 31 percent of the market, though its lead over Apple is declining. Twenty-eight percent of smartphone owners have Apple iPhones, compared to 19 percent who have Android devices.
Source: Android Most Popular Operating System in U.S. Among Recent Smartphone Buyers | Nielsen Wire