Android Taking Over U.S. Market
2011 started off on the right foot for Google in the smart phone market. The company’s Android platform accounts for about 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, pushing them into the number one spot, according to data from Nielson. RIM came in a close second, while Apple is in the number three spot with about a 24 percent share.
The folks who compiled the data at Nielsen also noted that even though Android handsets are edging out iPhone and BlackBerry-powered gadgets ever so slightly, RIM and Apple reign over other device makers since they are the only ones creating and selling smartphones with their respective operating systems.