55% of new phones bought in the last three months in the US were smartphones – the first quarter in which they have been ahead of traditional ‘feature phones’. That’s according to research by Nielsen, which has also published new stats on which smartphones are in use (i.e. not just sales from the last three months). 38% of them are Android devices, 27% are iPhones, 21% are BlackBerry and 9% are Windows Mobile. While Android is the most popular smartphone OS in the US, Nielsen says that in recent months, it’s been the iPhone that has driven the market in terms of new purchases, as Apple and Google duke it out for supremacy. In separate news, there are now more than 100,000 native apps available for Apple’s iPad tablet. Read more:http://tinyurl.com/5s2ad34
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