Android surges in Q2 to become largest platform in the U.S.
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Analytics firm Canalys has issued a new report showing that use of the Android platform grew a whopping 886% in the U.S. during the second quarter. The year-over-year numbers compare with a 41% surge in the U.S. smartphone market as a whole during the same three month period. Roughly 14.7 million smartphones were sold in the States during the quarter, giving the country 23% of the global smartphone market. Canalys VP and Principal Analyst Chris Jones said, "In the United States, for example, we have seen the largest carrier,
Verizon Wireless, heavily promoting high-profile Android devices, such
as the Droid by Motorola and the Droid Incredible by HTC. These products
have been well received by the market, with consumers eager to download
and engage with mobile applications and services, such as Internet
browsing, social networking, games and navigation." With some more big launches ahead for the OS, like the Samsung Fascinate and the Motorola DROID 2 for Verizon, and the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint, the rest of the year should being continued growth for Android in the country.