Android: #1 Smartphone OS, Apple: #1 Smartphone Brand

Nielsen:

According to Nielsen’s latest data, 44 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers now have smartphones. Among those who purchased a new mobile phone in the last three months, 56 percent chose smartphones. Android remains the leading smartphone operating system while Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer.

In terms of U.S. mobile subscribers in Q3’11:

  1. Android (42.7%)
  2. Apple (28.3%)
  3. RIM Blackberry (17.8%)

The top three Android smartphone manufacturers are: HTC (15.0%), Samsung (10.1%), and Motorola (10.4%). With the rest making up the difference of 7.2%.