More mobile subscribers switched to smartphones in America in the last several months. According to Nielsen, 50.4% of mobile subscribers in America owned smartphones in March 2012, compared to 47.8% in December 2011, or an increase of 2.6% within the past three months.
Google Android is now the leading operating system among all mobile subscribers. The OS captured 48.5% share of all smartphone handsets. The largest phone maker of Android OS is Samsung with its product line called Galaxy (including Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus, and Note). At the second spot is Apple, the world’s most valuable company is valued by Wall Street analysts at about $600 billion. Apple popular phone called iPhone run on iOS and captured 32% share of all smartphones in March 2012. At the third place is RIM BlackBerry with 11.6% share. While combo of Windows Mobile and Windows Phone captured the fourth spot with total 5.8% share of all smartphone handsets in America.
Nielsen also published data of smartphone ownerships in term of ethnicity. At the top spot, 67.3% of Asian Americans owned smartphones. Hispanics took the second place with 57.3% of this group owned smartphones. African Americans were at the third place with 54.4%. Among all mobile subscribers who owned smartphones in America, whites had the lowest level with 44.7%.
(Image: Samsung Galaxy Note)