According to a report from NPD, Android powered cell phones are now collectively outselling Apple’s iPhone in the US market. Android now secures second position among the mobile operating systems in US, as per NPD report.
Android powered handset represents 28 percent of total market sales, while Apple stood 3rd with 21 percent and Research in Motion is leading the market with 36 percent of total mobile phone sales in the last quarter.
In US, Apple is selling just two models of iPhone with 3 capacity variants via AT&T network only against the whole artillery of Android powered handsets including Nexus One, Motoroal Droid, HTC Incredible and more, via variety of networks.
Verizon’s tactics have paid off, according to NPD. Sales of the Droid, Droid Eris and BlackBerry Curve helped kept Verizon just behind AT&T in sales in the first quarter of 2010. Smartphone sales at AT&T were 32 percent of the U.S. market, followed by 30 percent for Verizon, 17 percent for T-Mobile, and 15 percent for Sprint.
NPD has collected this sales data from more than 150,000 completed online consumer research surveys each month. The results, NPD says, represent the entire population of U.S. consumers.
This Android domination trend may continue in the short-term as the new Droid Incredible is reportedly selling quite well. However, with the release of iPhone 4G / HD next month and may be a Verizon iPhone too, these sales figures could quickly swing back in Apple’s favor.