During the second quarter of 2012 smartphone use continued to increase, with 54.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers owning smartphones reported Nielsen as of June.
Android lead the smartphone market in the U.S., with a majority of smartphone owners (51.8%) using an Android OS smartphone.
Over a third (34.3%) of smartphone owners use an Apple iPhone, and Blackberry owners represented another 8.1 percent of the smartphone market.
Of Android smartphone users 17% own Samsung, 14% HTC, 11% Motorola and 9% other. Windows mobile accounts for only 3% of smartphone buyers. HP/Palm webOS went down to .6%.
It looks like Samsung and its Galaxy S series is gaining traction. it will be interesting to see figures after the Samsung Galaxy S III launch because Samsung has reported selling over 10 million Samsung Galaxy S III units.
Smartphones continue to be the top phone choice with 2 out of 3 Americans new mobile phone buyers in the last three months, choosing a smartphone instead of a feature phone.
Overall among smartphone owners, Apple had the highest manufacturer share of smartphone handsets. Among recent acquirers who obtained their smartphone during June 2012, 54 percent said they chose an Android handset and 36 percent bought an iPhone.