Android closes in on 60% market share in the U.S. as iOS takes a hit in Kantar's latest report55
Despite adding the Apple iPhone to China Mobile's lineup, iOS had a rough quarter in China, losing 5.4pp from 2013's first quarter, to control a 17.9% share of the Chinese smartphone market. Android's market share in China rose a solid 8.1pp to 80%. The only country tracked by Kantar that was led by iOS was Japan, where Apple's share of the smartphone market was 57.6%, compared to the 41.5% owned by Android.
Italy was Windows Phone's best country, with a 13.9% market share at the end of Q1. That was actually good enough for second place ahead of iOS (12.9%), while trailing Android (70.7%). Great Britain was the best country for BlackBerry, which held a 2.3% share of the smartphone market there during the first quarter.
source: KantarWorldpanelComtech via TechCrunch