Android most used OS in UK


Android most used OS in UK

The Guardian have posted some great statistics on the number of OS installations across the UK which shows, perhaps unsurprisingly to a lot of us, that Android is now more widespread than iOS in the UK.


Android now has a 36.9% share of the smartphones in the UK according to a survey by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Apple is now in second place, with 28.5% share.

Obviously these figures don’t represent the brand of the phone itself, it’s likely that Apple is still the most popular brand but that’s not surprising with there being many different brands sporting Android.

I know that I jumped to Android from iOS late last year, disappointed that Apple didn’t upgrade the iPhone sufficiently for my liking when I was looking for a new handset. I wonder how many others have made a move for similar reasons.

This is the downside of Apple only having a limited number of handsets, there are so many different smartphones to chose from running Android. Now that Apple are rumoured to be putting their iPhone release schedule back to Autumn, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this gap widen further.

Apple may well have to do something awesome with the iPhone 5 to win back their defectors…

Head over to The Guardian for the full story and all the nitty gritty numbers on the other OSes and where they sit in the results.

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  • Anonymous

    Yet Apple maintains 90% of smartphone-generated revenue… :-)

    FYI — when your android device locks up, with no apparent way to reboot it, just remove and re-insert the battery — seems to work best for most android users ;-)

  • Yet despite this, big brands will still develop apps for iOS over Android. A good example: It took Sky a further 2 years to introduce Sky Go on Android, and what a let down that is (no ICS support & limited devices, most of which will be getting ICS upgrades soon anyway).