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Android & iOS Gain More Market-Share in Q2, 2011: NPD
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  23, August 2011

Market research firm, NPD Group released stats of their Q2, 2011 from their ‘Mobile Phone Track’ report. According to them, Android solidified its lead to garner a 52% share of U.S smartphone market this quarter. iOS rose 29% year-over-year. Blackberry and Windows Mobile share were eaten away by Android and iOS.

Here’s a y-o-y comparative chart, courtesy NPD

NPD believes Google’s Motorola acquisition is good for the ecosystem. They state

“Google’s acquisition of Motorola shifts the balance of power in the handset-patent conflict between Google and its operating system competitors,”
“Android’s momentum has made for a large pie that is attractive to Motorola’s Android rivals, even if they must compete with their operating system developer.”

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