Who’s ready for some nice stats from the reputable Nielsen Company? In some not-so-shocking news, Nielsen has indicated iPhone and Android devices continue to dominate the competition– and by a long shot. Their latest data shows that 71 percent of those with smartphones own an Android of iPhone. Ok great, we already knew that both phones dominate the marketshare, but we now have a more impressive stat to share with you. Remember when we told you a while back that iPhones and Androids were chomping away at the gaming competition a while back? Well it’s much deeper than just gaming apps. Nielsen reports a whopping 83 percent of app downloaders in the past 30 days were iPhone or Android users! That means the majority of any type of app– gaming, productivity, audio, video, etc.– were downloaded by iPhone or Android users.
There’s more to the findings as well. Nielsen also highlights that 44 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers have a smartphone. Moreover, those who purchased a new phone in the past 3 months went with a smartphone. Android leads the mobile operating systems as we already know and Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer. Hit the break to see the full details of the chart from Nielsen.