iPhone: Most Popular Phone, Android: Most Popular Mobile OS in America

Research firm Canalys today reports that iPhone is the most popular smartphone in America whereas Android is the most popular smartphone OS (in Q3 2010).

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Apple ousted RIM from the number one spot in USA with 26% market share, which comes as expected news. Android is leading the market in terms of OS share (number of different phones which run on Google Android) with 44%.

Canalys reports a whopping 95% growth in the smartphone industry. Nokia keeps on leading, but its share is declining at a quick pace(38% last year to 33% today). Apple also took over RIM worldwide with 17% share vs. RIM’s 15%.

Android was noted as “the greatest driver of growth in the worldwide market” with a mind-exploding 1309% increase in shipped devices.

Venture Beat also notes that NPD Group’s numbers released today validate Canalys’ numbers with respect to most sold phones in last quarter: iPhone 4 led the bunch, followed by Blackberry Curve, LG Cosmo, Droid X and EVO 4G. [via VentureBeat via Canalys, NPD]

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