Android is certainly the most used mobile operating system in the world: the Google OS can in fact be installed on smartphones of any price range, and therefore remains the only choice for those who do not want to spend too much on a mobile device. In the United States, however, the situation is different, and iOS continues to be the first choice for Americans.
New research by Counterpoint Research shows how Americans are increasingly attracted to Apple’s operating system: over 50% of smartphones active on the US market are equipped with some version of iOS, while the remaining percentage is equipped with the Android operating system. For Apple, this is the highest market share since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007.
It should also be noted that the Android smartphones present in the USA are developed by over 150 different manufacturers, while obviously, the iOS devices are exclusively iPhones. Also, Counterpoint Research, last quarter, said that iPhone sales were on the rise and that Apple hadn’t recorded such sales numbers for several years. All this suggests how much US users are always fond of the iPhone.
Operating systems are usually like religions, there are never any significant changes,” Counterpoint director Jeff Fieldhack told the publication. “ But in the last four years, “there has been a continuous and constant shift from Android to iOS.”
In addition to the Counterpoint reports, there is also a StockApps report confirming what has just been saying: in April of this year, StockApps stated that, globally, Android had lost 8% of its market share in the last five years, but over the same period iOS had gained 6%.