Android Replaces iPhone As UKs Favourite Smartphone OS

Android has become the most popular smartphone operating system in the UK, overtaking its closest rival, Apple’s iOS, for the first time.
New figures from market researchers Kantar Wordpanel ComTech show that the Google platform was used by 36.9 per cent of Britain’s smartphone owners in the UK during the four-week period to January 23rd.
Apple’s iPhone iOS operating system dropped down to second place, accounting for 28.5 per cent of high-end mobiles, despite ever-growing sales of the iPhone 4S .
Separate market share data further highlighted Android’s dominance, with Kantar revealing that handsets running Google’s mobile OS now account for more than 50 per cent of the UK mobile market.
Apple’s overall share has increased from 22 to 29 per cent, while BlackBerry currently holds a 15 per cent slice of the market.
The latest line of Android phones is set to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress later this week. The devices are expected to boast the latest technology and features, including the first-ever handset to be powered by a quad-core processor.