Vibrant smartphone market competition
But the growth of Android is remarkable. Newsweek called it the Android Invasion. And Google-powered phones now account of nearly one-in-five smartphones currently in use in the United States, whereas the iPhone accounts for slightly more than one-in-four and the BlackBerry nearly one-in-three, according to the Nielsen data.
The Nielsen numbers confirm those of other research outfits. They also raise anew the question of whether Apple needs to break out of its AT&T exclusivity and bring the iPhone to Verizon Wireless. Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon’s chief executive, recently poured cold water on the prospect of that happening soon.