Apple’s iPhone tops US smartphone shipments, but Android devices take 44%

“Apple’s iPhone was the best-selling smartphone in the third
quarter of 2010, taking 26.2 percent of the market, but the wide
variety of handsets running Google’s Android represented a
commanding 43.6 percent.

“New data from Canalys released on Monday shows that Apple took
the top spot in the U.S. as the best-selling smartphone vendor in
the country. Apple’s 26.2 percent share edged Research in Motion’s
24.2 percent, giving Apple the greatest shipments of any vendor in
the U.S., which is the largest smartphone market in the world.

“However, Canalys also found that devices running Google’s
Android mobile operating system represented 43.6 percent of
U.S.shipments in the third quarter of 2010. Worldwide, Android grew
1,309 percent from the same period a year ago, from 1.4 million
shipments in the third quarter of 2009 to more than 20 million
units during the three-month span this year.”

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