Dec 1st, 2010

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What a shocker! Nielsen’s latest findings show that not only do people want smartphones, but that those planning to move from a feature phone or upgrade from a current smartphone have spoken, and the mobile platforms they desire most are Android and iPhone. Again, hardly a shocking result based on all of the recent metrics that show Android nipping at the iPhone’s heels for the number one spot or holding the number one spot itself.

Nielsen’s own data pegs the iPhone and Blackberry tied at the top of the pack with 27 percent, but Android trails only by 5 percent at a total 22 percent. In terms of polling to see which OS was in the most demand, 35 percent said the iPhone would be their next smartphone choice while 28 percent yearn for Android.

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The competition between both platforms will always be strong, but now that both have come into their own and hold respectable positions in the market, I could really use a break from all of the comparisons. How about you?

[via Nielsen]