Android Is Twice As Popular As iOS [Report]

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Android and iOS are considered to be the two heavy weights for the smartphone market share over the past few years, with Android hitting home run against iOS in recent months. But still many people believe the percentage of market share is just a number.

Well, if you are not one of them and if you want to know the actual percentage of smartphone market share then we can help you. Based on a recent poll conducted by PC Advisor and a research paper published by Canalys, we can get a clear idea about the reach of Android to its other competitors including iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Others.

As you can see from the PC Advisor poll result, we can clearly understand Android holds the first place with a huge 49% favor from the smartphone users. iOS gets into the second place with 26% but the surprise package is the Windows Phone which anonymously entered into the third spot with 17%.

If you still don’t believe the results of the Poll, lets take a look at the actual smartphone market share figures from the Canalys research paper.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending May 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Feb-12May-12Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A


As you can see from the table given below, Android holds the best percentage of smartphones at 50.9% followed by iOS at 31.9%. Both these platforms shown some growth in the past three months unlike RIM whose percentage went down 13.4% to 11.4%.

It is clear now that Android is twice as popular as iOS right now, but nobody can predict the future. It has been rumored that Windows Phone will take a huge leap and swap positions with Android in the near future, but until it happens we can’t say nothing for sure.

Who do you think will own the smartphone market share in the future? Will it be Blackberry OS, or Windows Phone, or iOS, or will Android stay there forever? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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