Smartphone Race: iPhone Holds Its Lead Over the Droid Pack
With a 44.8 percent market share, Google’s Android OS is the most popular smartphone platform in the United States, according to comScore. Yet it doesn’t run on the country’s most popular hardware. That honor belongs to Apple’s iPhone.
According to NPD, the iPhone 4 and 3GS continued to hold the top two positions in U.S. smartphone sales during the third quarter, despite the ever-lengthening conga line of Android handsets parading to market these days.
- Apple iPhone 4
- Apple iPhone 3GS
- HTC EVO 4G
- Motorola Droid 3
- Samsung Intensity II
Not included in NPD’s rankings is the new iPhone 4S, which arrived at market in mid-October and has been setting sales records ever since. Given that, will Apple sweep the top three spots in U.S. smartphone sales in the fourth quarter? Certainly seems possible.