Android Outsells All Other Smartphones Combined in the Second Quarter - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 22 August 2011 / 6,799 Views
According to the NPD Group, Google's Android outsold all other smartphones combined in the United States, with a 52 percent market share in the second quarter of 2011. This is up from an estimated 36 percent in the first quarter. Apple's iOS operating system, also saw an increase, to 29 percent in the second quarter from 17 percent.
The major hit in market share occurred to the BlackBerry OS, which fell to 11 percent. The other eight percent includes Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS, whose market shares remained flat.
According to Nielsen last July, Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer, since it is the only company to manufacture iOS smartphones. This is in contrast to the Android where there are multiple manufactures, with the biggest three being HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
Google recently acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion. Motorola's overall mobile phone market share declined from 12 percent in the second quarter in 2010, to 9 percent during the same quarter in 2011. Motorola's Android OS sales have dropped by half in the last year, from 44 percent down to 22 percent. Despite the acquisition Google "remains firmly committed to Android as an open platform."