Android Winning the Smartphone Race

The smartphone war between Android and iPhone just got a little more interesting. According to a New York Times blog article, the Android operating system is the most popular operating system in the United States for smartphones. A study was conducted by Nielsen, a market research firm. The study found that 29 percent of all active smartphones were using the Android operating system while only 27 percent of active smartphones were using the iPhone operating system. The numbers for the study were collected from November 2010 to January 2011. Besides just figuring out which operating system was more popular, Nielsen also did a study on age groups and what operating systems they used. According to the study, people 18-24 years old were more likely to use Android phones. People in the 25-34 age bracket were more likely to be evenly split among using Android, iPhone, and Blackberry smartphones. Here is a link to the New York Times blog article.

I currently have an Android smartphone and I really like it. The thing that I like about it is the customization aspect. It is easy for me to customize my phone and make it my own. Also, an aspect that I think might contribute to Android phones becoming more popular is the variety of phones available that use the Android operating system. While you have many phones to choose from that use the Android operating system, only one phone uses the iPhone operating system. Overall, I think it will be interesting to see how the smartphone wars play out in the long run

greenblattsam's picture

Dude I absolutely love my Android phone and I am psyched to get a hold of a Xoom!

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