Canalys has released its latest numbers and Android sees another big jump, adding onto the 886 percent jump seen in the second quarter of this year. Android is up 1,309 percent worldwide from the same time last year, taking over 43.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter. That is translates into 20 million units making up a quarter of the total market share. The growth in the Android platform was expected and it’s huge! In mobile operating system terms, Android is the dominant mobile OS in America.
Accoring to Canalys Senior Analyst Pete Cunningham:
Android has been well received by the market and in some geographies it is becoming a sought-after consumer brand. It has rapidly become the platform to watch, and its growing volumes will help to entice developers, ensuring consumers have access to an increasingly rich and vibrant mobile content and application ecosystem. Vendors are now delivering Android devices across a broad range of price points, from high-end products such as the Samsung Galaxy S or HTC Desire, to aggressively priced devices such as the LG GT540 Optimus or the Huawei built Vodafone 845, ensuring that Android devices are available and affordable to consumers on almost any budget.
Hardware-wise, the iPhone still has the highest market share but beware Apple, Android is knocking your the door! [Canalys]