NPD’s sales analysis said that Android-based smartphones (28%) on the market have finally jumped ahead of Apple’s iPhone (21%) in the United States. Apple said there are no signs that the competition is gaining in the smartphone market.
Apple is now questioning the analysis: This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide. IDC figures show that iPhone has 16.1 percent of the smartphone market and growing, far outselling Android on a worldwide basis. We had a record quarter with iPhone sales growing by 131 percent and with our new iPhone OS 4.0 software coming this summer, we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.