Nielsen: More Buyers Want Android Than iPhone
When asked which type of smartphone they want next, a plurality of those who plan to get one in the next year chose Android over iPhone's iOS, according to numbers released this week by the Nielsen Co.
In the survey, 31 percent of respondents chose Android, edging out the 30 percent for Apple, with Research in Motion's BlackBerry garnering 11 percent, with 20 percent "not sure" and other competitors garnering in single digits. Apple was the leader with 33 percent when the survey was taken last year, followed by 26 percent for Android and 13 percent for RIM.
The spread was even wider among recent acquires, with Android grabbing a full 50 percent, Apple 25 percent, RIM 15 percent and Microsoft and Palm both under 10 percent. In installed market share, Android has 37 percent, Apple 27 percent and RIM 22 percent.