About       Contact Search  
Androids + iPhones Grab 90% of U.S Smartphone Market Share
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  6, February 2012

NPD Group, announced that Android powered smartphones and iPhones account for over 90% of total U.S smartphone sales during Q4, 2011. Androids control 48% of the share, while iPhones contribute 43% to the total pie. First time smartphone buyers favored Android in the previous quarter with a healthy 57% purchasing Android based smartphones.

Even though first time smartphone buyers preferred Android, Apple’s iPhone 4S was the top selling brand, followed by other iPhone predecessors in the 2nd and 3rd slot. Samsung Galaxy S series which are powered by Android occupied the 4th and 5th place.

Here are the top 5 smartphones for Q4, 2011, based on their sales

1. Apple iPhone 4S
2. Apple iPhone 4
3. Apple iPhone 3GS
4. Samsung GALAXY S II
5. Samsung GALAXY S 4G

Image Credit: socialmediaseo.net

Content Via NPD


blog comments powered by Disqus

  • Referred Content Network
  • Ad-Space

  • Quote Hanger

    "Mobile is fundamentally reshaping how we as consumers spend from housing and healthcare to entertainment and travel, from food and drinks to communication and transportation. Mobile not only influences purchase behavior but also post purchase opinions. When the share button is literally a second away, consumers are willingly sharing more information than ever before. Mobile is thus helping close the nirvana gap for brands and advertisers who seek to connect advertising to actual transactions. The long-term battle is however for owning the context of the users. Having the best knowledge about the user to help drive the transaction is the simply the most valuable currency of commerce.” -- Chetan Sharma State of Global Mobile Industry Report1H, 2011

  • Data Point

    AdMob Witnesses 8 Billion Tablet Ad Requests In November, 2011. 700% y-o-y growth

    The Mobile industry will go from 6 Billion connections today to more than 12 Billion by 2020

    Public IT Cloud Services Spending to Reach $72.9 Billion in 2015

    Only 0.5% of advertising dollars goes to mobile phones even though people spend more than 8% of their media time using them

    428.7M mobile phones shipped in Q2, 2011

    74% of app downloads in the U.S are from iOS & Android Devices

    Mobile Search Advertising can be a $2 Billion to $3 Billion Market in 2012

  • Poll
  • Upcoming Mobile Events

Advertise with us
Ecosystem Firms
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

Surfmobee is a site dedicated to providing intelligence on the mobile ecosystem. We track the mobile r/evolution everyday by covering news, reviews, and analysis. We profile emerging and existing ecosystem firms and highlight their innovation and impact to this space. We also periodically publish insightful research that elucidate on the mobile universe issues, opportunities and trends
..Read More