iPhone Steals Some Android Marketshare in Early 2013

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Android lost some of its US smartphone marketshare to Apple’s iPhone, according to ComScore data.

Typically, Android grows faster and leads the market, but these past few months were an exception. In reality, it’s just a back and forth between operating systems. It seems like iPhone sales decline about seven months in, and before a new handset is announced. It works that way for Android, too. Handset sales decline until something new and significant is on the market.

In the chart above, you can see that Google and Apple lead while BlackBerry, Microsoft and Symbian are nowhere near. It’s pretty clear where that market is. Regardless, it’s good not to have one company own a product category. It allows for competition. As long as Android keeps up with or surpasses iOS in terms of sales and innovation, Apple has to keep itself in check, and further its own innovation. Gotta love competition.

[via CultofMac]

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