“Apple — not Android — has the momentum in the United States, a new study finds, and their powerhouse move was the Verizon iPhone, which flattened domestic Android growth.”
“New purchases of Android-based handsets hit a high mark of 27 percent when the Verizon iPhone appeared and continued at least through May, according to Nielsen. Apple, on the other hand, began at 10 percent of new buyers when 2011 began and grew to 17 percent by May, the firm announced Thursday.”
“Although Android maintains an overall market lead of 38 percent, the iPhone has 27 percent and is still growing. The increasing growth of the iPhone in the U.S. coupled with the leveling off for Android provides more ammunition to the theory that previous Android growth was due to the iPhone being available only from AT&T, not due to some inherent greater demand for the handsets based on Google’s software.”
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