Among all mobile phone owners in the U.S., 55.5% owned a smartphone at the beginning of last month. A year ago, that figure was just 41% Looking at purchases made in the states over the three months ended in July, 58.6% were Android phones. Nielsen's stats show that Google's open source OS is gaining many of its new converts from BlackBerry. The latter accounted for just 2.7% of the recent purchases made over the last three months and had a total 8% of the smartphone marketshare in the U.S. as of the end of July, which is quite a drop from the pre-touchscreen days. The Apple iPhone accounted for 33% of recently purchased smartphones and had a 34.7% slice of the pie overall.
source: Nielsen via Engadget