Android remains the world’s best-selling smartphone OS despite strong competition from Apple who yesterday announced record profits off the back of soaring iPhone sales.
While Apple’s US market share is now marginally greater than Android’s, Google’s smartphone platform is still top dog in both the UK and globally.
According to new statistics from Kantar World Panel, Android handset sales accounted for 44 per cent of the smartphone market in the last 14 weeks of 2011 while Apple’s iPhone scooped up a 34 per cent share.
In America, the two technology giants are locked in a much more closely fought battle with Android sales still booming at 44.8 per cent, although Apple recorded a slightly larger 44.9 per cent total.
Elsewhere, Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS has yet to gain a 2 per cent market share in any territory covered by Kantar World Panel and BlackBerry handsets control a 55 per cent share of the under 16 UK youth market.
For Life of Android’s infrographical guide to the ongoing Android vs Apple warfare click here.