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For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the sales of our glossy friend have been overturned by Android mobile OS powered devices. Granted, there are many more Android-powered devices than there are iOS devices on the market, but the new Nielsen Company report makes us wonder about how these devices stack up in terms of sales.
According to Gigaom, Google-powered phone sales accounted for 27% of the U.S. smartphone sales, with 23% of the sales belonging to Apple.
There are lots of interesting tidbits of information when it comes to a graph showing the "Next Desired Smartphone OS." In this graph, 71% of Android owners said they wanted another Android device as their next phone, with 21% saying they wanted an iPhone; 89% of iPhone owners said they wanted to stay on the platform for their next phone, with only 6% saying they would move to an Android device.
What does this mean? Well, it could mean that despite Google overtaking the iPhone in U.S. smartphone sales, Apple's crowd of purchasers are a bit more loyal.
The graph also showed that things are just plain ugly for Blackberry devices. Little under half of the owners (42%) said they would continue using Blackberry for their next device; 29% said they would like to have an iPhone for their next device, and 21% said they would like to get an Android-powered device.
You can read more about the report on the Gigaom website.
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