Between December and February, Android captured 48% and iOS 43% of the U.S. market
The thrust of the Nielsen report issued Thursday morning is that nearly half (49.7%) of U.S mobile phone owners now carry smartphones.
But what interests me, as usual, is how that market is being divvied up among Google (GOOG) Android phones, Apple's (AAPL) iPhones, Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerries and the diminishing Others.
The chart at right tells the story. Android still holds the 48% it captured in 2011, but among Americans who bought smartphones in December, January and February, Apple's share grew sharply.
Nielsen summarized its findings as follows: (I quote)
But 55- to 64-year olds who make more than $100,000 a year are big buyers too
"Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you are and how much money you make," finds a Nielsen survey of 20,000 Americans with mobile phones conducted in January. I quote:
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Investors are pitching the Zuckerberg-Gates-Google model of college-kid startups at China's prestigious universities. And the kids are into it.
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