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U.S. smartphone penetration finally gets a majority, women and men report similar numbers

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The slow march to smartphone dominance is actually moving a tad faster these days. Nielsen’s “America’s New Mobile Majority” report reveals that for the first time, the U.S. mobil…

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Hey, Android manufacturers: your Super Bowl ads need babies, dogs, and sex

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The Samsung Galaxy Note was the longest commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI, but it wasn’t the most memorable. And I’m not speaking from my personal opinion – Nielsen has delivered som…

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Android’s lead on iPhone among new smartphone buyers shrinks in Q4 2011

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Android has enjoyed multiple quarters as the leading smartphone operating system in the United States. And though that lead remains, the gap between Android and its biggest competitor, Apple’s iOS, i…

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Android’s most popular app is also one of its most-criticized. [App popularity by age group]

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If you had to guess which Android app is most popular among Android users, you’d probably guess that it’s Google Maps or maybe YouTube, right? Well, you would be wrong according to the App-Happy Wi…

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Microsoft tempts Android/iPhone users with WP7 phone demo as Nielsen stats show Android reigns

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How loyal are you to Android? Loyal enough to resist the tile-tastic UI available in Windows Phone 7? For the majority of mobile phone users in the United States, that answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’…

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Nielsen: Android leads U.S. smartphone market, young users adopting faster

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Time for our quarterly update on the “No Duh, Sherlock” statement of the year: Android is the most popular smartphone operating system. This time, it’s Nielsen sending third quarter stat…

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40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

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In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen. The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones f…

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Android fans use apps 1 hour per day, mainly with the top apps [Nielsen]

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Owners of Android phones have more than 250,000 apps of which to choose. Based on new stats shared by Nielsen Smartphone Analytics, Android users are incredibly drawn to the Top apps, and most of their daily pho…

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Almost 40% of U.S. smartphone market belongs to Android according to Nielsen

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In what can only be described as the least shocking news of the day, Android is the leading smartphone operating system in the U.S. market according to Nielsen. Of course, that’s not shocking because Nie…

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Android users love games, according to Nielsen data [STATS]

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The latest round of Nielsen data shows that Android’s present has, and its future will have, a healthy serving of games. Nielsen surveyed smartphone users in the United States and found that gaming is a v…

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HTC makes 1 of 5 US smartphones, Android tops Nielsen rankings once again

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HTC ranks as the top Android phone maker in the United States according to recent smartphone market share statistics released by Nielsen. Between November 2010 and January 2011, 12 percent of smartphone purc…

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Nielsen: Android and iPhone in dead heat for most desired phone

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Android or iPhone? iPhone or Android. There’s constant talk of which is better or more popular, and we get a new report every other month vacillating between the two systems as being tops. The latest repo…

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Nielsen: Android trends younger, smartphone users are in the minority

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Riding the wave of smartphone data released today, Nielsen has shared new insight about the trends of smartphone buyers. For starters, Nielsen reminded us that they’re a small slice of the pie. Accordi…

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According to Nielsen new smartphone buyers are going for Android

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I always love new charts and graphs that show off the love and overwhelming dominance of the Android platform. Nielsen today reported that according to last 6 months of data (10 months shown in charts), Android…

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