While yesterday brought us word that Android had become the number one smartphone OS worldwide, today a report from Nielsen shows Android poised to break out as the number one in the Unites States. In their figures for December 2010, Nielsen reports that Android is tied with BlackBerry and iOS for top dog in the US, but their forecasts for 2011 predict Android will rise above the competition.
In terms of recent acquisitions, Nielsen again reports that Android holds the top spot with 43 percent of new smartphone buyers over the past six months choosing Android. A similar report from NPD Group, Android accounted for 53 percent of smartphone sales in Q4 of 2010.
While the closing numbers for 2010 were strong for Android it looks like just a precursor to what is to come. If you had any doubt that 2011 would be the year of Android it should be quickly vanishing now.