A new study released by Nielsen shows just how much of a dent Android is making in the smartphones business. Of the most popular operating systems, Android leads the pack with a market share around 40%. Apple iPhone (iOS) came in second at 28% and Blackberry was third with a 19% market share.
Forty percent of mobile consumers over 18 in the U.S. now have smartphones, according to July 2011 data from Nielsen. Android is the most popular operating system, with 40 percent of mobile consumers reporting they have a smartphone with an Android OS. Apple’s iOS is in second place, with 28 percent.
The survey also focuses on the future of the smartphone market, asking potential buyers what kind of phone they plan to purchase. Of that group, 1/3rd plan to purchase an iPhone, 1/3rd plan to purchase an Android-operated device. Though feature phones still outnumber smartphones, there’s a clear shift to smartphones at the moment and they seem destined to overtake feature phones soon.
Here’s the Early Adopter/Late Adopter breakdown:
Do you plan to upgrade your phone this year? If so, Android, iPhone or other?