Numbers Game Keeps Paying Off for Android
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system is now the top-selling OS among recent cellphone buyers in the States. Nielsen reports that among people who bought smartphones between January and August , 32 percent chose ones running Android, while 26 percent opted for BlackBerries and 25 percent for iPhones. (Notably, Nielsen’s figures include just a single full-month of iPhone 4 availability.)
Not much of a surprise, really, given the proliferation of Android devices at market these days and the number of carriers on which it’s available. Were the iPhone available from all four major wireless carriers and in a multitude of models, I imagine Nielsen’s numbers would be quite a bit different.