Nielsen: Android is the Most Popular Smartphone OS
Android has become the most popular smartphone operating system in the U.S. market. According to a new survey by Nielsen, 43% of all smartphone owners have an Android device and 56% of all who purchased a smartphone in the last three months got an Android device.
The Apple iOS still remains popular, with 28% of all smartphone owners using versions of the iPhone. Apple's lower numbers in the latter category are partially due to the lack of a new iPhone release since last summer.
However, historically, these numbers have increased drastically when Apple releases a new iPhone.