Neilsen: Android biggest OS, Apple biggest device maker

Posted on Thursday, July 28th 2011 at 4:59 p.m.

Nielsen has released a study on US smartphone usage that indicates that Android is the most prevalent mobile OS, but because that OS is split between multiple manufacturers, Apple is the single largest smartphone maker.  It’s worth noting that the single largest Android OS handset maker, HTC, is currently in the midst of legal troubles with Apple over supposed patent infringement.

Like most of Nielsen’s research, this is based on a sampling rather than hard numbers; however, stastically Nielsen’s numbers are 99% accurate with a 1% margin of error.

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