It’s been a good year for Android based smartphones. According to the latest reports released by NPD Group and Canalys, their worldwide sales are up 1,309 per cent, year-on-year, this quarter only they captured about 44 percent of the US smartphone market ahead of Apple and Research in Motion.
According to NPD, 44% of the smartphones purchased in this third quarter were Android based, up to 11% more than the previous quarter. This numbers represent 21 percent more than Apple’s sales with 23%. RIM comes third with 22%, 28 percent lower than previous quarter.
According to Canalys, Nokia still holds the worldwide lead in smartphones market with a market share of more than 33 percent. Android phones are coming second, with an almost 25 percent of worldwide market share followed by iPhone with 17 percent and BlackBerries with 15 percent.
Canalys however, isn not counting Microsoft Windows mobile 7 operating system just yet, an OS that proves to be an innovative and improved mobile system that is up to gain more and more respect from its users around the world.