Android Outsells iPhone 2 to 1 In Summer Smartphone Sales

New smartphone data out from Nielsen details the effect of no summer iPhone announcement on smartphone sales. According to the data, Android devices outsold iPhone a full 2 …

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New smartphone data out from Nielsen details the effect of no summer iPhone announcement on smartphone sales.

According to the data, Android devices outsold iPhone a full 2 to 1 this summer, and in total, 56% of all smartphones sold since June have been Android.  Among Nielsen’s sample of 25,000 mobile phone owners, 43% have Android devices.  Meanwhile, 28% of people who bought a smartphone in the last three months purchased an iPhone, which is consistent with the overall market share of iPhones.  Eighteen percent of respondents have a BlackBerry, although only 9% bought one in the last three months.

These numbers would obviously had been different if Apple had in fact announced the iPhone 5 in June like it has in previous years.  Still, Android’s dominance isn’t slowing down any time soon.  Nielsen found that smartphone adoption continues to rise (big surprise I know), but also detailed an interesting stat — although 43% of respondents have a smartphone, 58% bought one rather than a feature phone over the past three months.

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    Android in end and linux will push out iphones and desktop computers from microsoft. for 1 simple reason. its open source and everone contributes – the marketing flaw. I know so many love msoft and mac iphone. but just as only linux is advancing technology in ever field down to machines found in hospitals that saves lives daily to space shuttles. to military to whole countrys dropping both for linux's open source…so as well does the speed of the growth of adoption. so many greedy fingers work daily on gaining control but its always marketing that stagnates technology to a crawl. OPEN SOURCE is not a fanboy. its a reality.

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    Well, good article on how many were sold. But "buyer remorse" is still high with Android equipped smartphones. I have heard as high as 40 percent return their Android equipped device. That changes the stats…

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      @Steve – where have you got that 40 percent from? somehow that does not sound right

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    Thanks for the article Justin – though I can't say that I'm totally surprised lol. At the end of the day, Apple remains proprietary. Apple hardware only works with Apple software and vice versa.

    Android is open, available and compatible across devices, developers and the mobile community.

    Being part of an exclusive club is cool (if you can afford it) but it's much cooler to be apart of an open community where it doesn't matter what device you prefer.