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Android OS Leads Market According to Nielsen




The Android OS has a slight lead over Apple and BlackBerry in smartphones through January 2011 according to Nielsen. Of course, this doesn’t take into account the supposed Verizon effect which some are wondering if that even happened (it has been awful quiet regarding the end of Android as of late hasn’t it?).

So here is the pretty picture from Nielsen showing the slimmest of margins for Android over Apple. What it doesn’t show is BlackBerry’s rapid descent from top of the heap to nearly south of second place in a relatively short period of time.

Honestly, I like my Android device a lot even with the malware problems recently reported regarding apps. Unfortunately it’s this concern that will make Android look the same in the mobile space as Microsoft does on the desktop because Apple suffers from so few issues in that area. In fact, because of this threat I just refuse to download an app that comes from Joe’s App House or something to that effect. Does that limit my mobile experience? Not really because what I really need Google and the major sites offer anyway so the rest are time wasters.

As we head into the weekend what’s your take on the Android, iOS and Blackberry wars? Will there be an ultimate victor or is there room for everyone?

  • http://www.further.co.uk Further Chris

    The big draw to Android opperating system to me is the free inclusion of Google navigation in Google maps. I know other phone OS’s have their own free sat nav systems but I prefer Google over most. I think the choice of phones is much wider also, providing greater choice than the other 2 major players.