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Android phones beat iPhone,BlackBerry: Report

A new survey has surprised by its results - it found that Google’s Android operating system is the ‘most desired’ OS for smartphone consumers in the United States.

A new survey has surprised by its results – it found that Google’s Android operating system is the ‘most desired’ OS for smartphone consumers in the United States. 

According to a Nielsen Co. survey of US cellphone consumers,31 percent of those who are planning to buy a new smartphone said that Android was their preferred OS.

Apple’s iOS,which runs on the iPhone,came a close second with 30 percent,while Research In Motion’s BlackBerry smartphone were coveted by 11 percent.

About 20 percent of the respondents said they didn’t know for sure what they would choose.

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The report also said that as of March,37 percent of smartphone owners in the US had phones running Android,while 27 percent owned iPhones.

“Half of those surveyed in March 2011 who indicated they had purchased a smartphone in the past six months said they had chosen an Android device. A quarter of recent acquirers said they bought an iPhone and 15 percent said they had picked a BlackBerry phone,” the Los Angeles Times quoted the research firm,as saying.

First published on: 27-04-2011 at 15:09 IST
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