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Android Tops Mobile OS Share, iPhone Most Popular Smartphone, Canalsys Reports

A new US smart phone market data by Canalsys indicates that Android phones made up nearly 44% of all smartphones sold in the US in the third quarter.

Canalsys Andriod OS Lead - Deepak Gupta (DG) diTii.com

Apple took second spot with 26% of the market, and RIM third with a little over 24%. Apple can take some solace in the results however: the iPhone still remains the best selling smartphone model by a significant margin.

Overall, Nokia was the top manufacturer, commanding a 33% share of the worldwide market.

Apple followed in second with 17%, and RIM third with 15%. In the US market alone, Apple leads with a 245 share.

“Android has been well received by the market and in some geographies it is becoming a sought-after consumer brand,” Senior Analyst Pete Cunningham said. “It has rapidly become the platform to watch.”

Overall the market grew 95% year over year, to over 80 million units.