Quarter of the UK Population Owns an Android Phone

By Sam Gibbs on at

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech pegs the UK mobile phone market as half smartphone, with Android in a dominant position, claiming a 50 per cent chunk of the smartphone population.

RIM comes in second with BlackBerrys accounting for a 22.5 per cent share, while Apple wins bronze with an 18.5 per cent of the UK smartphone market, down from 33 per cent last year. Interestingly the rate of smartphone adoption has dramatically increased too, with the pocket marvels accounting for a full 70 per cent of phones sales in the summer months.

As smartphone sales are on the rise, so are mobile data prices. Let's hope the networks get over their data-panic and can sustain our increasing Android-powered data hunger in the UK. The sooner they get over the fact that they're turning into dumb pipes the better. [The Guardian]