Google’s Android operating system is still leading the pack when it come to smartphone sales in the United States; however, Apple iOS is right on their tail.
From March to April, 52 percent of all the United States were Google’s Android based phones, showing a little gain from their standing this time last year.
In the same breathe, iOS took home 41.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone sales. Apple partnership with T-Mobile had to do with at least some of their sales increase.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech global consumer insight director Dominic Sunnebo had this to say, “The highly anticipated release of the iPhone on T-Mobile has benefited iOS in the latest three-month period, though it has not yet impacted T-Mobile’s share in the market.”
The iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone for T-Mobile over the quarter ending in May, even through the carrier ;launched the phone in mid April. T-Mobile also managed to bring in a lot of first time smartphone buyers.
“Among all T-Mobile subscribers who picked up an iPhone from March through May, 53 percent upgraded from a feature phone,” Said Kantar. “That compares with the average of 45 percent of iPhone buyers who jump from a feature phone. The iPhone also stands to gain more T-Mobile customers down the road. Among T-Mobile subscribers who plan to change their phones over the coming year, 28 percent are eyeing the iPhone.”
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