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June 14, 2011

The Android Run Continues: No 1 in US and Europe

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Google’s Android mobile operating system is continuing to dominate smartphone sales, particularly in the UK, where the platform now powers almost half of all smartphones sold, according to rearch firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Google’s Android has become the most used OS in the UK after increasing its market share by 35.1% to 44.9% in the 12 weeks ended 15 May 2011. Nokia’s Symbian platform  fell from  21.4% to 10.6% in the three months leading up to May 15 2011.

According to figures released today (13 June) from Kantar Worldpanel, the popular operating system now accounts for just under half of UK market sales, and is also number one in Germany, France, US, Australia and Japan.

UK Smartphone OS Marketshare ( May 2011 Data ) by Kantar Media
The Android mobile operating system is streaking past rivals in almost every developed country to become the dominant player everywhere.Earlier research for March, 2011 according to  Kantar Worldpane, the Android's marketshare for Smartphone OS in United States  in March 2011 was 54.7% as compared to a mere 19% in June 2010 , an increase of  almost 36% in less  than 12 months

Also claiming top spot in the US, Germany and France, Android has been able to steal away customers from Nokia’s Symbian OS, which has shrunk from 31% in 2010 to just 10% this year.