Android Beats Out Apple, RIM in U.S.: Nielsen

Android, Google’s open source operating system, is making waves in the mobile space. As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, Android beat out Apple and RIM in the latest monthly stats from Nielsen.

No one can say for sure if Android will maintain or grow its lead, but the mobile platform has one thing going for it, diversity. While Apple and RIM don’t license their OS, a raft of different mobile vendors has adopted Android for smartphones as well as tablet computers, helping to grow the software platform’s appeal to mobile application developers.

Google’s fast-growing Android operating system picked up significant bragging rights this week. According to the latest research from Nielsen, Android was the most popular operating system among U.S. consumers who bought smartphones in the past six months.

Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS came in tied for second in a statistical dead heat at 25 percent and 26 percent, respectively, about the same as the previous month.

Read the full article at Enterprise Mobile Today:

Android Top Smartphone OS in the U.S.

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