Android Grabs Smartphone Majority
More than half of all smartphones sold in the U.S. in the fourth quarter ran Android, while Windows Phone 7 only takes up two percent of the market, according to NPD Group figures released Monday.
Android now makes up 53 percent of the domestic smartphone market, a nine percent increase over the previous quarter. Apple and Research in Motion are tied for second at 19 percent, while the Microsoft operating system that preceded Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, actually came in ahead of the newer version.
In terms of individual smartphones, the iPhone 4 came in first, followed by two Android phones, the Motorola Droid X and HTC EVO 4G, the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid 2.