Android Is Outselling the iPhone and the BlackBerry Too?
We heard in May that Android is outselling the iPhone in the United States. Now it’s outselling the BlackBerry as well.
Research outfit NPD says handsets running Google’s (GOOG) mobile OS accounted for 33 percent of all smartphones purchased in the second quarter in the States, compared with 28 percent for the RIM’s (RIMM) BlackBerry and 22 percent for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone (Caveat: NPD’s numbers do not include corporate/enterprise mobile phone purchases and include just seven days of iPhone 4 sales). Notably, the BlackBerry’s Q2 market share was down 8 percent from the prior quarter, while Android’s was up 6 percent and the iPhone’s remained relatively flat. So the gains here–which were driven by a handful of slick Android phones like the Droid, EVO 4G and Hero–came largely at the BlackBerry’s expense.
Another unfortunate data point for RIM, which has been gathering quite a few of them lately. Just a few days ago Nielsen released a survey showing that 50 percent of current BlackBerry owners would rather have an iPhone or Android device.
[Image credit: NPD]