Report: Android most popular OS for smartphone buyers

According to August research from The Nielsen Company, Google's Android platform is now the most popular operating system among U.S. smartphone buyers who purchased a device in the past six months. The research firm said its findings show that the percentage of Android smartphone buyers increased from 14 percent in January to 32 percent in August. Meanwhile, purchasers of Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry decreased from 34 percent in January to 25 percent in August. Likewise, the percentage of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone buyers decreased  from 32 percent in January to 26 percent in August. However, Nielsen said that among all smartphone owners, BlackBerry still dominates with 31 percent share. Post

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