Last month, Nielsen’s stats showed that Android was the preferred platform of new smartphone buyers, suggesting that big-budget marketing campaigns for devices such as the Droid lineup and HTC’s Evo were paying off.
In fact, Androids outsold iPhones for the first time ever in the first half of 2010.
Nevertheless, these stats still show iOS devices as the leading smartphones in the Android-versus-iPhone battle. Today, Android has 19% of the mobile OS market, while Apple’s iOS smartphones have 28%.
Android is kicking some ass–no doubt about it. It’ll be interesting to see how this looks at the end of 2011 when iPhone is on Verizon and AT&T and Android is even more advanced.
p>This will be made even more interesting if Android succeeds in unifying its UI and UX. At that point iPhone will be in danger of losing me as well.