Originally published: February 6, 2012
Last updated: February 6, 2012 - 5:05pm
The iPhone may have passed over Android in the fourth quarter in total U.S. smartphone sales, but Google’s platform still has one key advantage: it’s attracting more mobile data newbies. New research from the NPD Group shows that 57 percent of first-time smartphone buyers last quarter chose Android handsets, while only 34 percent of new buyers purchased an iPhone.
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