Nielsen: 40% of U.S. smartphones are powered by Android

According to the latest Smartphone data from Nielsen, Android continues to dominate the smartphone market in the U.S. According to the July 2011 data, 40% percent of mobile consumers over the age of 18 have smartphones. Out of all the smartphone users, 40% of them run Android on their phones, making Android the leader, once again, according to Nielsen.

Apple trails in second with 28% of the U.S. smartphone market share. RIM’s Blackberry OS comes in third with 19% of market share. Combined, phones running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile or Windows Phone 7 come in with 8% while the rest (Web OS, Symbian, Palm, etc) combine to make a whopping 5%.

When it comes to consumers’ next smartphone purchase, the majority of consumers plan to purchase an android device within the next year. With numbers like that, how long do you think it will take before Android controls the majority of the smartphone market in the U.S.?

via Nielsen