Android Smartphones Lead US Market

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A recent study from analysis giant Nielsen, has shown us that more people in the USA use Android smartphones than any other device. This is a major improvement, for only last year, Android smartphones were trailing Apple’s iPhone by 9%.

Nielsen’s report states that Android has a 42.8% market share, with Apple’s iPhone in second place at 28.3%. Therefore, 71% of smartphone users in the USA use either Android or iPhone devices!

When it comes to Android smartphones, 15% use HTC, 10.4% Motorola, 10.1% Samsung and 7.2% being made up of other Android smartphones. Also, what’s interesting is that the study shows us that 44% of all US mobile subscribers have a smartphone. That figure is expected to double within the next 5 years! Moreover, in the last three months, 56% of US users chose smartphones, as these devices make it easier to access email, the internet and use apps for business.

A great deal of companies prefer to give their employees smartphones instead of a laptop. This, however, poses a question – how will businesses manage all these mobile devices? The answer is simple – 2X MDM. Businesses are turning to 2X MDM because it’s easy to use, allows them to secure their mobile devices, deploy apps and find and track all connected devices.

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Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.