News by Dan Seifert on Monday August 22, 2011.
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Much like every other analyst report has stated for the past few weeks, NPD's latest report on the smartphone market in the U.S. shows Android with a commanding lead in market share, though iOS still continues to grow.
NPD's numbers suggest that 52 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. ran Android, while 29 percent were running iOS. RIM's BlackBerry OS slid a few points, settling at 11 percent, while Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS each had less than 5 percent market share.
Also in the report were stats about Motorola Mobility's market share, which is of note due to Google's announcement that it intends to purchase the company for $12.5 billion. Motorola used to command 44 percent of Android smartphone sales in the U.S., but that has slipped to 22 percent thanks to increased competition from Samsung and LG. NPD suggests that Motorola's new found relationship with Google could bolster its market share among Android smartphones. Motorola had 12 percent of the overall smartphone market share in Q2.
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