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This article was published on March 7, 2011


In the US, Android is now the number one smartphone OS

In the US, Android is now the number one smartphone OS
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Android, a platform which didn’t exist just 25 months ago, is now the most-used operating system on smartphones in the United States, having just surpassed BlackBerry.

According to a study released today by comScore, 31.2%, of U.S. smartphones were running Google’s Android OS in January, compared to the 30.4% of American smartphone owners who use BlackBerry devices. Android overtook Apple’s iOS, which runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad last November.

According to Google, 350,000 Android devices are activated each day. In fact, Android is growing 30 times faster than the US population. See this amazing video on Android’s rapid growth in Q1 of this year.