For the three months ending in October, the iPhone had a marketshare of 27.8%, up 2.8% year-over-year. That figure trailed the 46% slice of the pie enjoyed by Android handsets for the quarter ending last month. That was off from last year's reading of 49.9% For what it's worth, BlackBerry had a 19.6% ownership of the UK market in the quarter ended in October, down 1.3% from the prior year's figure.
from a previous version of the iPhone while 14% upgraded from last year's iPhone 4. The Apple iPhone 4S has had incredible demand in the country since its launch on October 14th and many stores sold out of stock this past Friday for Black Friday.
There are some reasons why this might be a one month aberration. The Apple iPhone 4S rolled out nearly 18 months after the iPhone 4 came to market, about 50% longer than the usual time between Apple iPhone launches, which set up some strong pent-up demand for a new version of Apple's iconic smartphone. While Apple fans will jump all over the monthly number, the quarterly results still show Android ahead by a comfortable margin.