Research Firm: iPhone Outsold Android Smartphones This Quarter

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Apple sold 37 million iPhones in Q4 2011, announced the company at yesterday’s conference call. From the looks of it, the iPhone 4S really helped take Apple’s handset past competing Android phones.

According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple’s US smartphone marketshare has doubled to 44.9 percent. Meanwhile, Android marketshare in the US dropped to 44.8 percent. This means that the iPhone has edged just a little bit past Android in US marketshare.

This is all after Apple’s Q1 2012 conference call, which saw them selling 37 million handsets. Meanwhile, it’s reported that makers of Android devices, such as Motorola Mobility, HTC and Sony Ericsson saw drops this quarter.

As for Windows Phone, the platform is still struggling at below two percent in the nine markets that Kantar follows. According to Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar, “The Nokia Lumia 800 still needs to be joined by a number of other competitive Windows Phone handsets before we are likely to see the OS (operating system) providing any real challenge to the likes of Apple, Android and BlackBerry.”

[Via Reuters]

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