Mobile phones which use the Android operating system are proving more popular with consumers, with interest in using such handsets increasing by 15 per cent in three months, research has found.

The Android operating system is now the second most desired behind the Apple iPhone, the ChangeWave Research revealed.

Authors of the report Paul Carton and Jean Crumrine said: "Three months ago Android OS was tied for last place in consumer preference among the major mobile operating systems. But since then it has surged into second place."

Those who already have the Android system are pleased with their handset with 72 per cent of respondents saying they were "very satisfied".

Of those who own an iPhone 77 per cent gave the same answer.

The iPhone remains the most desired smartphone, according to ChangeWave, with 28 per cent of those who plan on buying in the next three months saying that they would choose the handset.

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