Brits go crazy for Android as iPhone market share crashes

Brits go crazy for Android as iPhone market share crashes

New research has revealed that the UK is feeling the Google Android love, with the OS running on over half of all smartphones sold – a hefty 100% increase in market share from a year ago.

Brits go crazy for Android as iPhone market share crashes

Nearly half of the UK population’s now own a smartphone, with Android powering 50 per cent of them.

Second placed Blackberry could only manage 22.5 per cent of the market, while Apple’s iPhone gets by on a rather modest 18.5 per cent share.

Nokia slumps

The once dominant Nokia brand continues its slide downwards, with  Symbian OS smartphones managing a meagre 6 per cent of sales – way down on the 20 per cent share it held nearly a year ago.

The company is now abandoning the Symbian OS and placing its hopes in the highly-praised Windows Phone OS handsets.

Apple crashes

Apple also saw a dramatic collapse in sales, with its market share cascading down from 33 per cent a year ago to just to 18.5 per cent today – although the recently released iPhone4S may help reverse this trend.

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