According to The NPD Group, Google’s Android operating system accounted for 52% of units sold in Q211. Like Android, Apple’s iOS experienced slight quarterly gain rising to 29 percent in Q211.
BlackBerry OS share fell to 11 percent, as Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS held steady at less than five percent of the market each.
Based on the latest information from NPD’s “Mobile Phone Track,” one in five new handsets acquired in Q2 was on a prepaid plan, and carriers offering prepaid mobile phones continued to grow their smartphone portfolios. In Q2 2010 just 8 percent of prepaid phones were smartphones, but in Q2 2011 that number jumped to 22 percent.
Source: NPD Group, Inc.