Google’s Android OS continues to hoover up smartphone market share, accounting for 70.4% of new smartphones sold in the ‘EU5’ markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain in the last three months. Apple’s iPhone taking 17.8% of smartphone sales for the same period, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone on 6.8% and BlackBerry on 2.5% in the region. In the US, it’s a tougher competition between Android (52%) and iPhone (41.9%) with Windows Phone on 4.6% and BlackBerry a woeful 0.7% in a country where it used to be the top dog for smartphones. Kantar claims that Android also enjoys a 71.5% share in China – now the world’s biggest country for smartphone sales – ahead of iPhone’s 23.6%.

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