Android exceeded iphone in the first quarter of this year in the US
It was reported by foreign media on May 11 that sales of smart phone with Google Android mobile operating system exceeded Apple’s smart phone in the first quarter of this year, which was said by NPD, industry research firm in the U.S. market on Monday.
NPD said that in the first quarter of this year, sales of Android smart phone accounted for 28% in U.S. consumer market, while the iPhone’s market share is 21%. Canadian BlackBerry manufacturer RIM’s market share was 36%, which ranked first in smart phone market in the United States.
Strong sales of Motorola’s Droid Cell phone and Droid Eris cell phone contribute to sales of e Android exceeding Apple which are both with Android operating system.
Google provide open source Android software to mobile phone(mobile phone battery) manufacturers, and also sells its own smart phone Nexus One to customers.
Ross Rubin who is responsible for the general manager of industry analysis of NPD said that the same as before, the operators play an important role in determining the distribution and promotion of the smart phone(cell phone accessories) market share.
According to NPD, sales of the iPhone’s exclusive U.S. carrier AT & T accounted for 32% of U.S. smart phone market share in first quarter of this year, followed by Verizon Wireless (30%), T-Mobile (17%) and Sprint (15%).
NPD also said that average selling price of all the phones is 88 dollars in the first quarter which was 5% higher than over the same period last year. However, that of smart phone is $ 151, lower than 3% over the same period last year.from: best iphone case