Mar 3rd, 2011

Nielsen has revealed an infographic showing something we’ve known for a long time: Android is the number one smartphone in the United States with Apple and Blackberry fighting hard to take their crowns back. Android holds 29% of the market share while RIM and Apple each account for 27% for their respective operating systems.

This doesn’t mean that they aren’t the leaders against their hardware competitors, though: HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, and more all still trail Apple and RIM by a large amount even when you combine their smartphone offerings that run other operating systems.

Another interesting tidbit they mentioned was that Android is more popular amongst youngsters compared to iOS and Blackberry. Check out Nielsen’s brief commentary on the graphic at their blog now. [Neilsen]