In the U.S., 71% of those with smartphones own either an iPhone or an Android device. But when it comes to smartphone apps, iPhones and Android smartphones are even more dominant: 83 % of app downloaders, that is, those who downloaded an app in the past 30 days, use iPhone or Android smartphones.
According to Nielsen’s latest data, 44% of all U.S. mobile subscribers now have smartphones. Among those who purchased a new mobile phone in the last three months, 56% chose smartphones. Android remains the leading smartphone operating system while Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer, says the research group (http://www.nielsen.com).