Survey conducted by Nielsen found that Android smartphones have outplayed the Apple iPhone and BlackBerry to become the most popular smartphones in United States. During the survey, Nelson interviewed 65,000 users and found that about 36 percent of them are using smartphones running on Android platform.
Apple's iconic device iPhone settled in the second spot with 26 percent share, but its gap with Android has widen further. The openness and variety with the Android platform made users to think over Apple iPhone. Research In Motion's BlackBerry smartphone remained in the third spot with 23 percent share.
Nelson survey also found that Android owners are using more data on their mobiles. Android smartphone owners use an average of 582 MB of data each month, compared to 492 MB for iPhone owners.
An earlier Nelson survey conducted in 2011 to Mar 2011 revealed that 31 percent of the respondents planned to buy a new Android smartphone, while only 30 percent wanted to buy Apple iPhone. The latest survey confirmed the growing popularity of Android over other platforms.