Apple’s iPhone Has Staged A Monster Comeback, Android Is Now Dead In The Water

April 1st, 2012

In the past three months, Nielsen says, Apple has grabbed a 43% share of the smartphones sold in the U.S., versus a high-20s percentage a year ago.

Android’s share has also increased versus a year ago — it still leads the market with 48% — but Android’s share gains appear to have stalled. Android’s “installed base,” moreover–the percentage of the overall US smartphone installed base, not just recent sales–is also 48%.

Lastly, and also importantly, Apple is completely dominating the global tablet market, in which Android is basically nowhere (unless you count Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but that’s Android in name only.)

Globally, Android is still miles ahead of Apple. But in the U.S., it’s a two-horse race.

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