Nielsen says that you want an Android phone, not an Apple iPhone or a BlackBerry model

Nielsen says that you want an Android phone, not an Apple iPhone or a BlackBerry model
Last fall, when Nielsen asked U.S. consumers which smartphone they would buy next, the Apple iPhone was at the top of the list named by a third of the respondents. Android trailed having been named by 26% as their next smartphone. Now, it's a mere half year later and 31% of those responding said that their next smartphone would be an Android flavored model which beats out the Apple iPhone's 30% response by a hair. BlackBerry comes next with 11% of the total while 20% have no idea yet which model they will purchase next.

Another survey from Nielsen asked U.S. consumers who had recently purchased a smartphone in the past six months, which platform the newly acquired handset was running. Half of those asked responded with Android. That was twice the percentage that purchased the Apple iPhone  over the 6 month period ending March 11th. BlackBerry had a 15% market share among recent smartphone buyers,

And that bring us to the bottom line. Of all smartphone users in the U.S., the Android OS had the largest marketshare as of March 11th with a 37% slice of the pie. The Apple iOS scored a 27% share which beat out third place BlackBerry by a mere 5%. 10% of the U.S. smartphone market belonged to Windows Phone 7 as of last month while Palm and Symbian brought up the rear with 3% and 2% of the market respectively.

So what will we see in the next survey due in September? Will Android pull away and expand on their thin lead or will the Apple iPhone reverse momentum and leapfrog Android? You never know. Perhaps a major surprise is waiting for us in September.

source: Nielsen



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008


2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, I guess this is one article where Taco can't claim a "crushing defeat" against Android. *sits down and waits for the coming comment war* My prediction: Android pulls away. Poll: how many of you would read a webcomic starring personifications of all of the Smartphone OSes battling each other in a space or fantasy setting?

14. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I would read that, and save each edition!!

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Android has more smartphone users, but iOS has more users overall if you count iPads and iPods. That's a more fair comparison since Android has multiple manufacturers and more carriers selling their phones. It's actually impressive that a company with a limited product line is outselling multiple companies on all carriers overall I'd say. So yes another victory for Apple and a pathetic hate filled life for you.

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

*facepalm* this is a smartphone market share here... so no iOS is not the #1 SMARTPHONE OS here, now is that the only argument you come up with? you know companies are also doing competition against each other, Samsung it not promoting Motorola or HTC but doing competition so of course android wont sell as many individual units as apple plus these companies make several phones a year witch I personally consider not very productive when it comes to the point of massively selling phones, but its good for the customer since they get choice

28. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

We've been over this again and again, Taco, and yet you still don't get it. Fucking incredible. It is not a more fair comparison to include devices which are not smartphones in a smartphone count. I drove by a Verizon Wireless corporate store today. What did I see? "We have the iPhone 4 now." Nothing outside about Android. iOS is pushed at an incredible level due to the deals Apple strikes with its business partners. Couple that with lazy salesmen who act like retail clerks-and end up getting paid like them by Apple-and you of course have a recipe for one company to sell a shit ton of phones. Android is a different animal from iOS; by its very nature, you will almost never have a single device that will overrun Apple's overall sales. But that's the beauty; no single device ever has to. The iPhone may have reached icon status, but Android is heavily recognized as its underdog competition, a mass resistance to control by one company. I guess it can be compared to atheism. Atheists may never outnumber any single religion, and there are many different flavors of atheists. No single atheist school of thought will ever be able to stand man to man against the sheer numbers of religious people. However, they don't have to. It doesn't change how right or wrong they are. People like you will never understand that a single model beating the iPhone isn't the key to success. Selling enough to make a profit for the company making the product is all that's required. Beating iOS is just a delicious bonus. :D

3. zackh121556 unregistered

not to be that ANDROID GUY but, duhhhhh..... i use to own a iphone and hated Android until i started using one, I must say its the best i have ever had...yeah it may have alot of live wallpaper apps and widgets but hey, iphone has alot of web page shortcut apps due to its lack of flash support.

4. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The thing with Android is you have way more devices than the iOS offers in smartphones. Apple can still have the top selling device (though Samsung is trying hard with their Galaxy S series) but with Android having numbers 2-30 they're gonna own more of the OS market share. Personally I love Android, I wouldn't get an iPhone as of now, they'd have to massively overhaul the OS for me. But for some people the iPhone is exactly what they want. Blackberry is so far behind the curve, there's no reason to have one unless you really need a basic smart phone or corporate email. Blackberry coasted by for years by being the best OS that Verizon offered. Once Android came out blackberry sales plummeted.

5. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Andtoy users dont realize this is in the U.S. Only market. Put a global pie chart and you will see Symbian 1st QNX/Blackberry 2nd and IOS/Iphone 3rd. Other 4th Android 5th.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Andtoy." Cute. First, you can't even read a fucking report right; Android is 4th in the study you're citing. Second, in the report you're citing, Android showed the greatest leap in growth. Third, and funniest, the study you're citing is ALMOST AN ENTIRE FUCKING YEAR OLD. Yeah, Luis, I can do a Google search too: And yet, when I put in the magic words "world smartphone market share 2011" I get THIS report: Which shows, guess what? That Android is now the TOP OS IN THE WORLD BY 2 PERCENT, while Apple's share has dropped by 0.3 percent, Nokia's share has dropped by 13 percent, RIM has dropped by 5.6 percent, Microsoft by 4.1 percent, and "other" has dropped by 0.5 percent. Oh, and before you start up some bullshit about OMS and Tapas not counting, go right ahead-that only subtracts 400,000 units from Android's worldwide tally, and still leaves it firmly on top. Wait for it... Wait for it... ARGUMENT. DESTROYED. I am so immature. :)

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And let's review one more fact that pops out from what I've posted above: Android is the ONLY OS to GAIN worldwide market share over the past year.

15. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

sniggy got issues up his but xD i knew if i mentioned any OS was(technically is) better than android that u Andtoy fan boys would reply away, Ahahaha get a life, p.s. I wrote that to get under the skin of people like you.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, Luis, you don't get to crawl away and act smart on this one. You cited a report because you thought you had a point, and you got your ass handed to you on a silver platter. Man up. :)

21. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Dude you can be making way better use of your time. You made a point, you "proved" someone wrong with reports that aren't even yours. Congrats. You don't get a cookie or anything... Chill man. This is not to take sides on any phones btw... Nor is it to take sides on in the argument... Just overwhelmed by some people.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*grins* It may make me pathetic, but arguing on the internet is one of my many hobbies. This is what I do when I'm bored.

29. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Same here. lol

23. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Ahahaha wanna know something funny. i didnt cite anything, its common knowlege dumb*ss! Symbian and QNX has been around longer than Andtoy thats why their bigger but!!! im not saying they will stay on top since IOS, Andtoy, WP7, Web Os is catching up.

25. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

QNX fist appearance on mobile devices was on the playbook, before it was not a mobile device OS... this is the first time on a mobile device so they don't have any market share now blackberry had its own OS before they bout QNX here is the source

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Apart from bungling which place Android fell in, you almost exactly quoted the study I linked. You're making yourself look like a fool, Luis. It's not common knowledge exactly what market shares each OS have. Even if it was, it's common knowledge as of a year ago. So either you haven't been paying attention for a year, or you're really dumb enough to lie when the evidence has been presented to you showing where you got your numbers from.

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

for whiting things in order to get a obvious reply then I wonder who is the one with no life here, plus you didn't say any OS was better you said globaly android is not #1 smartphone OS in the world " Put a global pie chart and you will see Symbian 1st QNX/Blackberry 2nd and IOS/Iphone 3rd. Other 4th Android 5th." here is your pie chart

31. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

u trust wikipedia??? LMFAO

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you have any source to back up your comments? any chart you would like to share? any ideas where you getting your facts? if not then why I cant use Wikipedia to post my info? unless you have sources to back you up then you should stay shut ok?

33. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

-___- didnt you read what i said before, i used common knowledge, i was pretty close to your wikipedia chart. If u were fighting a fact you would so own me but!!! what i said was rather an opinion so therefore ur just wasting your time arguing with me. :) good day :D

10. AppleFUD unregistered

OH come on now! You can't be expecting an apple fan to post actual current facts and not spread FUD--what would their leader, Jobs, say if they started stating facts?

34. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I dislike the simple shiny IOS and I only post facts when phonearena says something wrong but in this article i just wanted to see some idiot waste his time arguing with me :)

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL not really.... I think phonearena posted something bout that

11. captn3x unregistered

I am an Android user and have converted a few people to the Android platform. Here is my warning to Google, stabalize your OS before WP7 gets any more foothold. Non-techy people want a phone that just works. people don't understand what to do when several force closes when they try to launch an app., locking up phones, and locking up on reboot, when using Android. The tech savy people are not a big enough comunity to suport an OS. Maybe they can lock down the system for the normal user and make it easy to unlock for people like us. I love Android but they are leaving a proverbial door open for the competition.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

this is a great step for the young little green robot.... papa should be proud... this thread is going to burn when the kids get of school.... and the worst part... its gonna be thumbed down to hell just because some people have no life and spend hours making fake accounts to thumb down everyone.... I hope phonearena is working on a fix... is annoying

16. balls across the states unregistered

well like i have been sayin over and over, little fanboys, eh emm...Long live android! The world's #1 mobile OS!! still love blackberry to though! Bold touch cometh!!

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

just keep it on a low profile and well reconsider you ;)

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