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Google's Android beats Apple's iPhone

But the battle for the ultimate smart phone continues.

Google Android phone on display at the Google conference in San Francisco

FIGURES RELEASED on smart phones reveal that Google’s mobile operating system – Android has piped Apple’s iOS.

Google’s Android has continued to grow in the US and now has 27% of the market, behind Blackberry who has 33% of the market. Apple is four points below Google at 23%. Apple’s iOS peaked at the end of 2009 at 34%, while Android has seen a rise of over 300% this year. However the figures were compiled just a week after the iPhone 4 was released, according to The Guardian and we could see changes as iPhone 4 gains traction.

57% of Blackberry users have said they’re planning to abandon their Blackberry in the next quarter.

Last March, figures from Ireland suggest that over 250,000 iPhone’s had been sold, while Android had a 0.5% market share. No new figures are available.

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