Apple takes lead over Android in smartphone race
More people in the US are looking to recycle their mobile phones to get their hands on Apple handsets if figures from Reuters that suggest it is the leading smartphone provider in the country are anything to go by.
Apple reportedly took a 44.9 per cent share in the fourth quarter, which is more than double the company's stake during the same period in 2010. Android moved down from 50 per cent to 44.8 per cent.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech's global consumer insight director Dominic Sunnebo told the news provider that the firm's fantastic fourth quarter is not purely down to success in the United States.
"Apple has continued its strong sales run in the US, UK, and Australia over the Christmas period. Overall, Apple sales are now growing at a faster rate than Android across nine countries we cover," he added.
Despite this forecasts suggest that Apple will lose some of its share of paid apps with a fall to 50 per cent while Android will account for 25 per cent.
Posted by Simon Thomas
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