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Android Takes the Lead in Market Shares

Written on March 07, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Google's Android mobile operating system has more than just caught up to the head starts that Apple and RIM had – it's taken the lead.

According to ’s latest statistics, Google’s mobile operating system has taken its lead. In November 2010 to January of this year, commanded 29% of the market, leaving Apple’s and ’s behind with 27% a piece.

Part of this success could be attributed to the breadth of available Android devices. In terms of selection and volume, Android is more widespread over different handset designs and price points. However, Nielsen’s analysis by manufacturer shows that Apple and RIM are still big winners since they make the hardware too. That said, both manufacturers keep 27% of the hardware pie too. On the other hand, HTC is the largest maker of Android phones with 12% share.

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