Survey says: 39% of U.S. smartphone buyers will pick an Android model

Survey says: 39% of U.S. smartphone buyers will pick an Android model
Nearly 4 out of 10 people in the U.S. planning on purchasing a smartphone in the next 6 months will be walking out with an Android model. That is the result of a survey of 15,000 people in the States surveyed by the Yankee Group. To be precise, 39% of those asked responded with Google's open source OS as the platform they will choose. Next came the Apple iPhone, which was the answer chosen by 25% of those asked.

The third most popular smartphone choice was RIM which will be the device of choice for those purchasing a smartphone in the U.S. within the next half year. 9% said they will buy a Windows Phone model, while less than 2% selected Symbian or webOS.

According to the survey, 47% of Americans already own a smartphone while 58% say that there next phone will be a smart one. The Yankee Group's Katie Lewis, associate analyst and author of the report, said that now is a critical point for many platforms and those not at the top need to fight for survival. "Opportunities within the smartphone market abound, but we’ve reached a critical point where graves could be dug for several OS vendors," she added, "decisions made in the next three years are likely to seal the fate, good or bad, of many OSs. Now is the time for these vendors to fight for survival."

source: YankeeGroup via eWeek


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