With increasing sales count of smartphones across the world, every smartphone company wants to take out survey data on the count of smartphone platforms they have sold. Pew Internet has released a quantitative report on the same that asked American adults about their smartphone details. As per the data released by the “fact-tank”, Android based smartphones count went up to 20% from 15% in May, 2011. Apart from this data, the report added a 19% possession count of iPhones that actually shot up from 10% from the middle of 2011.
The possession count came up with a stunning growth in the two platform giants, Android and iPhone where the iPhone dominated the former. Moreover, BlackBerry ownership was observed to experience a fall of 4%, from the earlier 10%, and Windows Phone possession was unchanged at 2%.
It’s being speculated that the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint tie-ups with Apple acted as a catalyst to boost up the sales count of iPhone in the US. Together they showed a sale of 13.7 million handsets in the fourth quarter in 2011 in the US out of the global count of 37 million iPhone handsets. Although the report has a probability of high degree of error with the fact that many users don’t recognize their smartphone platform, still the report seems to be capable enough to give a rough idea at least.
The report added that 59% of US adults own a smartphone, which points that smartphone users are prevalent within the adult population in the country. The survey was conducted between mid-January and mid-February and the report was authored by Aaron Smith, senior research specialist of Pew Internet.