According to Nielsen’s latest report (which shows up to August 2010), Android OS is now the most popular mobile OS in the U.S. (as far as number of sales of Android OS-equipped units).
In the meanwhile, Apple’s sales have reached a plateau while RIM is seriously hurting. And yes, this is “after” launch of iPhone 4 but not that surprising given that many people are now clearly preferring Android over others.
According to August data from The Nielsen Company, Android is now the most popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six months, while Blackberry RIM and Apple iOS are in a statistical dead heat for second place among recent acquirers.
The Nielsen data covers a period that includes a full-month of iPhone 4 availability. (The device became available at the end of June 2010).
Among all smartphone owners, Blackberry still holds the dominant share with 31 percent of the market, though its lead over Apple is declining. Twenty-eight percent of smartphone owners have Apple iPhones, compared to 19 percent who have Android devices.