A new report by Nielsen reveals some interesting mobility market numbers.
According to the report, only 43% of all US mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone. Among consumers aged 25-34 there are over 60% who own smartphones.
Google’s mobile OS now accounts for 43% of U.S. smartphones, up from the 39% in July. Apple’s iOS, has remained lock-steady at 28%, while RIM's BlackBerry has dropped below 20% for the first time in a few years. Microsoft's Windows Phone slowed down from 9% to 7% and if this trend continues I may need to stop writing anything about it at all!
Read more about the Nielsen report in here.
This report is published after Q3 has brought a lot of interesting developments in all leading platforms: iOS5, Android 4, Windows Phone 7 Mango – were all released and the war continues.
While Android continues to gain more popularity, Apple still rules the market when it comes to hardware sales. Apple’s iPhones are used by a full 28% of all smartphone customers, making them the top manufacturer for yet another quarter.
Not only that, but in this quarter, Apple captured more than half of the handset industry’s overall operating profits — 52%, you can read more about it in here.