Smartphones now lead the pack in U.S. device sales


From the it-was-only-a-matter-of-time department, smartphones now comprise the majority of all new handset purchases in the United States. In addition to leading the pack among existing smartphone devices, Google Inc.’s (GOOG) Android is also driving the largest share of new smartphone sales, according to The Nielsen Co. However, Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone has show the most growth in recent months.
According to data it compiled from May, 38% of all mobile subscribers in the United States now own a smartphone. Moreover, smartphones account for 55% of all new device sales, which is up markedly from 34% one year ago.

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Matt Kapko

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Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.