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Apple Surpasses Google, Regains Top Honors in Smartphone Sales

by Emily Price | January 25, 2012January 25, 2012 11:15 am PST

Apple vs AndroidAccording to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple’s share of the smartphone market is now greater than the portion of the pie held by Android. According to Kanter, Apple now holds 44.9 percent of the U.S. Smartphone market, .1 percent more than the 44.8 percent held by Android.

The new percentages are in reaction to Apple’s earnings call yesterday where it reported a whopping 37 million iPhones sold. The mere .1 percent different between the two mobile operating systems definitely shows that its anybody’s race.

Speaking with Reuters, Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at the research firm said.”Apple has continued its strong sales run in the U.S., UK and Australia over the Christmas period…Overall, Apple sales are now growing at a faster rate than Android across the nine countries we cover.”

In contrast, Windows Phone currently makes up for less than 2% of sales in the U.S. While Nokia’s recent offerings have helped up that percentage a bit, the firm suggested that we will need to see more high-profile Windows Phone handsets hit the market before the operating system can take any significant sales away from the iPhone or Android.

[via Reuters]


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