Oct 5th, 2010


Continuing a trend that was first reported a couple months back, Android remains the top choice for new smartphone adopters over the past six months, according to Nielsen’s August numbers. With 32 percent of all new buyers choosing Android as their smartphone platform, Google’s OS trumped iPhone adaptation by 7 percent and RIM’s Blackberry by 6 percent.


While the numbers for current buyers swing in Android’s favor (due partly to the large selection of handsets available on nearly all carriers), RIM and Blackberry still hold a pretty dominant lead for overall market share at 31 percent Apple trailing at 28 percent. Android sits almost 10 points below at 19 percent, though if the numbers continue to shift in Android’s favor that is a gap that could be closing quickly.

[via Nielsen]