The NPD Group has released the results of their Q2 findings and have concluded that Googles Android is now the OS of choice for smartphones. For the 1st time since Q4 2007, RIM fell to second place. These findings may change now that RIM has released a new OS and Apple has their new iPhone 4. But for now, Google is king.
In their report NPD Group also stated that:
“For the second consecutive quarter, Android handsets have shown strong but slowing sell-through market share gains among U.S. consumers,” said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD. “While the Google-developed OS took market share from RIM, Apple’s iOS saw a small gain this quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4 launch.”
Based on U.S. consumer purchases of mobile phones in Q2, the top 5 Android smartphones were as follows:
- Motorola Droid
- HTC Droid Incredible
- HTC EVO 4G
- HTC Hero
- HTC Droid Eris
“Blackberry 6 will soon offer features that have been popular in recently launched Android handsets, such as support for capacitive touchscreens and a WebKit-based browser. However, the Blackberry Torch lacks the large screen allure that has characterized the best selling Android devices at its price point, including the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G,” Rubin said.
Here I sit with my plain old dumb phone that only can be used to make calls, text and surf the Internet. I feel like I am falling behind the curve. LOL What about you? Are you a smartphone junkie? Which smart phone do you use?