Android has finally smashed through iPhone sales according to research company Nielsen who said that between November and January, Android broke a three-way deadlock and claimed 29 percent of the US smartphone market.The iPhone and the BlackBerry tied at 27 percent. Microsoft could only manage third place with Samsung selling just two percent of their total Smartphone offering as Windows devices.
HTC was the most successful phone brand on two platforms, Android and Windows. They were also the #1 Android manufacturer with 12 percent market share.
A tenth of all smartphones were Motorola Android devices, but Motorola’s exit from Microsoft and the resulting punitive Microsoft lawsuit were apparent as just one percent of US smartphones were Motorola’s old Windows Mobile hardware.
Samsung was the last significant player in either Android or Windows, having five percent of Google’s OS and just two percent of Microsoft platforms. WebOS was four percent and Nokia’s Symbian had a total of two percent.