Android Now Has 47.3% Smartphone Market Share
When Apple executives go to bed at nights, they must have awful nightmares of little green robots, you know, the kind that looks like Google’s Android. Those nightmares will probably now get worse with the release of the latest mobile statistics from ComScore.
According to the popular market analysis and traffic curator, Google’s Android is fast becoming the most popular and in demand mobile platform among users, and now commands 47.3% of the smartphone market. This level of popularity means that Android activations now stand at around 250 million—a huge leap from the 50 million or so devices that were reported in November 2011.
But this doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t growing, on the contrary the iOS platform is seeing steady growth driven by the demand for the iPhone 4S. This demand will also be buoyed later this year when Apple drops the iPhone 5. For now though, it will have to work very hard to keep the little green robot at bay.
Smartphone usage among Americans is growing, with a whopping 97.9 million users recorded in ComSCore’s latest data haul. This is up from the 94.1 million recorded just this past December. From that it is clear that over the next 11 months or so, millions more will join the party, and when they do, they’ll be making a choice between Android and Apple.
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