“New data from Kantar Worldpanel shows year over year market share gains by iOS in the United States, Great Britain and France, despite a seasonal shift that’s returned Android to a majority share in the U.S.,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“The market research group reported a 51.5 percent share for Android in the U.S. compared to 42.5 percent for iPhone. Microsoft’s Windows Phone captured 4 percent and BlackBerry fell to 1.1 percent share,” Dilger reports. “Kantar drew particular attention to the market in the U.K., noting in a separate report that ‘Apple’s iOS has surged 5.2 percentage points to 30.5% of the British smartphone market, driven by first-time smartphone buyers opting for the iPhone 4.'”
Dilger reports, “The importance of low end, entry level smartphone options for platform growth was also evident for Windows Phone, which like iOS, also grew faster than Android in the U.K. during the quarter, accounting for 8.6 percent of smartphone sales.”
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