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Bryan M. Wolfe
| March 4, 2011
Apple, Google Android, And RIM Duke It Out For Smart Phone Supremacy
Who is winning the U.S. smart phone battle? That depends on whether you’re looking at operating systems or manufacturers, according to a new report by Nielsen. The company looked at consumer preferences from November 2010 through January of this year. If you own a smart phone, it’s almost a guarantee it contains an operating system from Apple, Google Android, or RIM BlackBerry. Together the three powerhouses account for 83 percent of the market. The breakdown is as follows: Android, 29 percent; Apple iOS, 27 percent; and RIM BlackBerry, 27 percent. Microsoft’s Windows Mobile (10 percent) and HP/Palm WebOS (4 percent) are far behind.