Smartphones now dominate in UK mostly Android

Finally it appears that the smartphone now outweighs the featurephone and mobile phones over this side of the pond, as a reports found that back in November almost half of the mobile population of the United Kingdom (48 percent) was using a smartphone, and now that figure has risen to give the smartphone dominance in the UK.

According to the guys over at The Next Web, a report by Cellular News states 50.3 percent of the UK population now use a smartphone with figures revealing that smartphones accounted for 71.4 percent of mobile phone sales in the twelve weeks ending the 22nd of January 2012.

The smartphone figures come from research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with its global consumer insight director Dominic Sunnebo saying, that for the first time ever in the UK if you don’t own a smartphone you are in the minority.

Here in the United Kingdom, Android smartphones continue to dominate rather than the iPhone, with Android handsets accounting for approximately half of a shipped smartphones but iOS has also increased its UK market share rising from 21.7 percent to 29.1 percent in the last year.

When it comes to Windows Phone, the platform is rising slowly and grabbing over 2 percent for the first time, mainly due to the Nokia Lumia 800, and Windows Phone could continue to rise with an expected launch of two new Windows Phone devices during MWC 2012 in Barcelona.

So we would like to hear from our UK readers and find out if you are one of that 50.3 percent of smartphone users and if so what smartphone do you use?

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One thought on “Smartphones now dominate in UK mostly Android”

  1. Ashe11hk says:

    The title bar on your website looks a bit outdated or contradictory to your thinking, at least. I expect it to list only iPhone, Android, Nokia and Windows phone. Why you need to list all those Android phones in there, cause you said all that matters is the OS so crunch them together and avoid this double standard! An just repeating your words.

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