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This article was published on October 5, 2010


The people’s choice: Android most popular mobile OS for recent US buyers

The people’s choice: Android most popular mobile OS for recent US buyers
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Neilsen has released the results from a US survey of people that have bought smartphones within 6 months, and the as of July, Android became the most popular OS, with Blackberry OS and iOS neck and neck behind the little green robot.

Here are the August numbers: Android at 32%; iOS at 25% and Blackberry OS at 26%.

Overall, Blackberry OS (with 31%) is the most popular smartphone operating system out there, but it has been steadily declining since February (when it has 37% market share) according to Neilsen’s stats, with iOS staying about the same (currently at 28%), and Android with an 11% increase in OS market share since the beginning of the year to its current market share of 19%.