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Smartphone ownership in US continues to grow

business Updated: May 10, 2012 13:09 IST

Smartphone ownership in the USA continues to grow with 50.4 percent of mobile subscribers now owning a smart device, according to a Nielsen study published May 7.

The study found that from December 2011 to March 2012 the percentage of US mobile subscribers owning smartphones increased for 47.8 percent to 50.4 percent.

Among those smartphone owners in the USA, Android was the most popular OS accounting for 48.5 percent of the market, Apple's iOS was the second most popular with 32 percent of the market, followed by Blackberry's RIM in distant third with 11.6 percent of the market.

According to a report on smartphone ownership is also growing in Canada, increasing by 13 percent from August 2011 to January 2012, with more than one third of Canadians now owning such a device; as with the USA Android is the most popular OS in Canada.