Nov 29 AT 4:02 PM Taylor Wimberly 36 Comments

Nielsen: Android still dominates US smartphones, HTC leading the way


This week Nielsen detailed their third quarter survey of mobile users in the US, and the results are pretty much what we expected. Android is still the dominant smartphone platform with 43 percent market share. HTC is still number one when it comes to Android devices in the US.

HTC’s Android devices account for 15 percent of all smartphones in the US, while Samsung and Motorola’s Android devices are nearly tied at 10 percent.

According to the latest data, 44 percent of all US mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, and that number continues to grow. In the most recent quarter, 56 percent chose smartphones. Mobile adults aged 25-34 led the way with 62 percent smartphone penetration, and those aged 55-64 saw the biggest increase in adoption during the third quarter, jumping from 25 percent to 30.

Finally, Windows Phone is pulling up the rear once again.

Source: Nielsen

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