Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has updated its data for the UK smartphone market, revealing that Android has tightened its grip on our pockets. When Kantar last reported data back in June, Android had 44.9% of the UK smartphone scene – that’s now up to 47.1%. During the same period of 2010, Android had only 22% of the UK smartphone market.
The new data, which covers the 12-week period ending August 7th, shows that Apple’s iOS has fallen year-on-year – from 28% down to just under 21%. Here’s an Android phone enjoying a well-earned celebratory drink:
You can probably guess what’s happened to Symbian’s market share, too – it’s down from holding 26.3% of the smartphone market in 2010 to only 7.2% right now. Windows Phone 7, meanwhile, continues to barely even exist at all despite the best efforts of Microsoft and the handset makers – it has a tiny 1.7% of the UK smartphone market.
Link via Mobile Today.