Nielsen said among recent acquirers of smartphones in the last six
months through August, Android was the top platform in the U.S.
with 32 percent of new purchases, followed by the iPhone and
Research In Motion’s Blackberry platform, tied at about 25
When looking at overall market share, RIM remains on top with 31
percent, trailed by the iPhone at 28 percent and Android at 19
percent. But the race continues to tighten with RIM maintaining a
slide from 37 percent in February. The iPhone has remained largely
stable during that period, while Android market share is up from 8
percent in February.
The only thing that could change this trend is getting the iPhone on other carriers in the U.S. The numbers are very different in Europe, where the iPhone is available on multiple carriers in most countries.