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Clash of the Titans – The Android Beats the iPhone in the U.S. Market Battle

May 17, 2010

Will Google’s Android succeed in beating RIM in the smartphone race?

Only time will tell, but at least for now, the iPhone is eating its dust.

According to the latest market research conducted by The NPD Group, handsets equipped with Google’s Android operating system have snatched second place in the U.S. market, leaving iPhone behind in third place. The figures for the first quarter of 2010 show that Research in Motion’s BlackBerry holds 36% of the market, the Android phones hold 28%, and the iPhone comes in third with 21%. So, how did the Android OS manage to overtake iPhone?

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