Android overtakes Apple in US

Android’s phenomenal growth shows no signs of abating, and now Android as an OS has overtaken Apple for the first time in the US, in terms of market share.

New handset sales of Android devices had already been ahead of iPhones, but Apple had a headstart and larger overall marketshare, until these latest statistics from Comscore. They show that Android is now in second place, just ahead of Apple, but still behind RIM.

Talking of RIM, the Blackberry manufacturer’s decline appears to be accelerating, giving up over 4% to Android in the quarter ending November 2010. Microsoft were the other big loser.

Those stats won’t have given Windows Phone 7 any real chance to show an impact, so it will be really interesting to see what impact Windows Phone 7 has.

Link comScore