In more news about the growth of Android, The NPD Group released figures yesterday demonstrating that Android has become the top-selling smartphone OS in the U.S. Earlier reports showed RIM's Blackberry OS still maintaining a lead over Android, but NPD's figures indicate that in Q2 2010, Android accounted for 33% of all smartphone purchases, ahead of Blackberry with 28% and Apple with 22%.
NPD also went into detail on which carriers were the most popular for smartphone users:
According to NPD’s Mobile Phone Track, Verizon Wireless has maintained its lead among top carriers for the last three quarters comprising a third (33 percent) of the units sold in the U.S. mobile phone market in Q2, followed by AT&T (25 percent), Sprint (12 percent), and T-Mobile (11 percent).
BoyGeniusReport mentions that “the top-five selling Android handsets in the quarter were the: Motorola DROID, HTC DROID Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Hero, and HTC DROID Eris.”
Engadgets notes that “Motorola and HTC are the key suspects fingered for Android's continuing ascent, with the "large screen allure" of their handsets playing well with the buying public.”
At the very bottom of the official press release, NPD noted that their figures came from tracking consumer aged 18 years of age or older that reported buying a mobile phone, and that NPD does not include data on corporate/enterprise purchases.
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