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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 20 Android Apps in the US

Written on September 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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In their recently released mobile media rankings, Nielsen has unveiled the top 20 Android applications that are widely used in the U.S.

After monitoring the Android smartphone usage by using on-device tools, the Nielsen Company has released their first mobile application rankings for Android devices. The results of the rankings are not actually surprising, but it’s surely interesting.

The chart was divided into three columns: The overall active reach, the male active reach, and the female active reach. The top half of each column features six of the most popular apps to date: Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube, and Android Market. Twitter, Angry Birds, Adobe Reader and Words With Friends were also included on the top 20 apps.

Learn more by viewing the infographic after the skip.

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First WP 7 Mango Handsets, to Compete Against iPhone 5

Written on July 29, 2011 by Adam Eve

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WP 7 Mango retailers are said to roll out their handsets in September, in order to challenge Apple's iPhone 5.

Sources told DigiTimes that handset sellers are planning to release their Windows Phone 7 Mango devices in September. This launch is presumably set to challenge Apple’s iPhone 5, which is rumored for a second week of September release. ACER, ZTE, and Fujitsu-Toshiba also announced their WP7 Mango handsets that are expected to arrive this fall. Moreover, HTC is also reported to roll out “a number of Mango phones, powered by Qualcomm 1.5GHz single-core CPUs with display sizes ranging from 3.8- to 4.7-inch.”
Meanwhile, Nokia is said to unveil their first set of Windows Phone 7 Mango devices at the Nokia World 2011 in October. Sources implied that the Finnish mobile phone maker plans to release their devices “at a time when fellow vendors have already heated up the market for Mango phones.”

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Android OS Now America’s Choice in Smartphones for Q1 2011, iOS Drops to 2nd Place

Written on April 27, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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According to a quarterly survey conducted by Nielson, the Android OS has catapulted itself to the number one spot as the next smartphone of choice. Android banked 31% against Apple iOS’ 30% for the 1st quarter of 2011. The year 2010, along with the other years before, have been pretty much been dominated by the iOS, making this the first time Android to reach the top.

Though Apple cultists may find several plausible causes for the results, there’s no denying that the Android OS has taken over the top spot from Apple iOS after years of being the bridesmaid to America’s smartphone of choice (much of this, of course, is attributed to several carriers that support Android).

The survey also indicates that Android has taken over the smartphone market share, leaving the Apple iOS, RIM BlackBerry OS, Windows 7, Palm/Web OS, and Symbian OS far behind.

Hit the break to see the complete results of the Nielsen survey.

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Android Outshines Apple: The Battle Continues

Written on August 04, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Based on the latest statistics, Google Android OS takes the lead over Apple iOS.

Looks like Apple has something to say. According to the newest data from Nielsen, smartphones running Google’s Android OS smashed down Apple’s iOS on the first 6 months of 2010 by 27% and 23% for Apple. These are merely from US market alone. Series of data from NPD showed the same results when Android claimed 28% of smartphone sales, while Apple’s iPhone got only 21%.

With all fairness to Apple’s iPhone 4, it was released last week of July, it might be closer to Android if it was released earlier.

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