Android Beats iPhone and BlackBerry Again, Latest comScore and Nielsen Data

At March 2 iPad 2 launch event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs proclaimed 100 million iPhone shipments, which is a darn big number. But iPhone isn't winning the smartphone wars; today, ComScore and Nielsen separately released new US smartphone data that puts Android ahead of Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone.According to comScore, In January, […]

At March 2 iPad 2 launch event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs proclaimed 100 million iPhone shipments, which is a darn big number. But iPhone isn't winning the smartphone wars; today, ComScore and Nielsen separately released new US smartphone data that puts Android ahead of Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone.

According to comScore, In January, Android handsets accounted for 31.2% of the US smartphone market, up from 7.1% a year earlier.

BlackBerry held the second position, after a devastating, steady decline -- 30.4% down from about 44% in January 2010. Meanwhile iPhone share remained flat, in the 25% range, for all of last year. US market share was 24.7% in January 2011.

Nielsen measured smartphone operating system market share from November 2010 to January 2011 -- Android 29 percent and BlackBerry and iOS tied at 27 percent. Read the complete report here.