Android surges in Q2 to become largest platform in the U.S.

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Android surges in Q2 to become largest platform in the U.S.
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.

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source: Canalys via AndroidandMe



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Damn phonearena needs better editors. I just read the article about this on ARS, who actually fact checked it. THe headline states android has become the largest platform in the us but once again it's wrong. Android has had exponentially better growth than anyone else period. But the source phonearena is citing doesn't say it has become the biggest. Rim still has the most market share with 33% android 27% and apple next with 23%. Android has the largest growth not the larger market share. So no, not the largest platform.

2. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I've just read both the source, and the original source did say and I quote: "Android devices collectively represented a 34% share of the US market in the quarter, and with growth of 851% Android became the largest smart phone platform in the country[US]." That was taken from the 3rd paragraph, last sentence. Once again, PA is as accurate as their source (in my opinion, Canalys is a pretty reputable source). It's up to you decide if it's just a "PC Thug" statement.

4. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Nice looking out for the Editor...

3. illegalskittle

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 02, 2010

Take that apple!

5. ddsindpls

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 16, 2007

Enough with the Apple haters...damn....sick of all you idiots. If you don't like them then don't use them. Obviously some people do or they wouldn't be selling all those IPhones.

6. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

It's not that people like us hate Apple, it's that we hate little fanboys like yourself that constantly come to defend the honor of Apple anytime you feel they've been besmirched. The fans have taken on the mentality of the CEO and all believe Apple does no wrong. When people bash Windows does anyone get upset? Of course not, because Windows fans aren't morons that believe Microsoft is a perfect company. As long as there are fanboys like you making love to Apple, there will be Apple haters like us here to counteract your naivety.

7. applesr4eating

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Well said if anything I am a Microsoft fan, but I do admit that they (Microsoft) have really been fucking up over the last few years, due more to complacency than incompetence. However the Apple fanatics will never admit that Apple could make a mistake and it has always been that way, all the way back to 1984, yeah I am that old. I am a MS fan because almost all working people have a PC on their desk, where an Apple is a luxury for people with $3,000 plus to buy a home computer. The average Joe one the street can pick up a PC at Walmart for $500 that will handle all of his home computing needs, needless to say it won't be nearly as pretty as the Mac setting on the eltist's desk in his study.

8. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

i have a macbook pro due to my fiance demanding it thinking i would take it over gaming, and am selling it due to after daily use its not near worth the extra money spent it is slower loading pages with alot of flash and video. it errors out due to flash being uploaded externally from how apple intended and i will be buying a asus lap top which is cheaper and has 6gb 3x's as much ram 500gb 2x as much hard drive and 17in screen vs 13in screen. crazy. asus is 999.99 and mac book pro was 1199.99. windows for the win. :)

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