Google’s Android has finally managed to triumph over Apple’s iPhone by capturing 46 percent of the US market share. Meanwhile, the iPhone’s notoriously closed OS lost three percentage points as it dropped from 45 to 42 percent.
“In March 2010, there were 34 Android devices from 12 manufacturers available to consumers. Two Android devices, the HTC Dream and HTC Magic, collectively represented 96% of Android traffic in September 2009. Seven months later, 11 devices represented 96% of Android traffic,” AdMob confirmed in a recently published report.
“The Motorola Droid was the leading Android handset in March 2010 and generated 32% of worldwide Android traffic. The Google Nexus One only generated 2% of Android traffic in March 2010.”
Meanwhile, Erictric credited the operating system’s respectable market share increase to the “sheer amount” of Android-based devices available on multiple carriers.
“Apple’s iPhone — as most folks are aware — is only available from AT&T as of current. [So], it’s certainly likely that Android’s market share will continue to climb, given the amount of Android-based handsets likely to make their debut some time this year.
“[However], Apple too could see a boost in market share if they bring their iPhone to Verizon Wireless, in which many subscribers of the nation’s number one network would make a transition to iPhone OS.”