Mobile phones with Android operating system dominates. Recent data indicate, OS bearing the green robot was becoming widely used by people in the United States and continental Europe.
Android’s market share in several key markets like the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia through 50%. This was revealed in a study of smartphone sales during the last 12 weeks by the research firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech.
In all the countries mentioned above, Android is the most popular OS. The lowest penetration in Italy with 49.6% and the highest in Spain with a percentage of 84.1%.
“We see Android sales growth fueled by consumers who swap feature phone to a smartphone. Android platform today is the easiest to upgrade, in which the first smartphone users stated price and multimedia capabilities as the main reason for choosing Android devices,” said Dominic Sunnebo, director of Comtech .
Reported by Cnet and quoted on Friday (7/13/2012), Comtech Data shows that people with limited budgets tend to choose the Android phones that provides low-cost option. For example, an affordable smartphone like Samsung Galaxy Ace or Y is a good sale.
In the U.S., Android’s market share reached 50.2%. However, it should be underlined that the figure declined 6.8% from a year ago. The cause is the pressure of the iPhone 4S.
In the United States, the iPhone’s market share increased in the presence of 4S iPhone is available on more carriers. Paar iPhone in the U.S. share of the current 37.4%, up 8.7% from a year ago.