Android already surpasses Apple and sits in second place among the OS for smartphones in the main European markets.HTC and Samsung are the manufacturers that distribute more smartphones and Spain is the second country in the area with greatest number of smart phone users. ComScore MobiLens conducted a study that analyzes trends in growth of the Android plataformGoogle through the five major European markets: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, known as the EU5. According to the average for the quarter ended in July 2011, all the EU5 testified using smartphones 88.4 million users, a 44 percent increase over the previous year. Spain is the second country with the highest percentage of users of smartphones, with a share of 43.2 percent, placing in first position United Kingdom. The data show that Android has eaten the Apple, placing ahead of the Cupertino company. The operating system Google showed the fastest growth among the platforms of smartphones in this period, increasing its market share of 22.3 to 6 percentage points.
The growth of Android in the last year therefore outperforms the all the other platforms by a significant up to 32 points with regard to Symbian, leading margin of the table with a 37.8 percent share. The data include taking into account the percentages for 2010, when Apple surpassed with a 19 percent of fee to 6 percent of Android. Unique platforms that lost share were Symbian and Microsoft, which declined a 16.1 and 4.8 per cent respectively. Thanks largely to the growing popularity of the platform of Google, the use of smartphones has experienced significant growth, declared the European Vice President for comScore, Jeremy Copp mobile. In July 2011, 19.7 million users in five countries smartphone used terminals Android, obtaining the highest number in the Kingdom United (6.3 million), followed by France (4.5 million) and Germany (4 million). In these areas, HTC has most of the Android market with 34.6 percent, placing the following Samsung with a 31.7 percent. For its part, HTC and Samsung are the main manufacturers of Android.
HTC achieved the largest market share with 34.6 percent of all Android devices used throughout the region, closely followed by Samsung with a 31.7 percent. In the United Kingdom, HTC accounted for over 50 percent of Android devices in use, a percentage significantly greater that in other countries, explains the study. Meanwhile, Samsung ranked second of Android in that country, representing less than half of the quota of HTC (21.6 per cent). However, among the other members of the EU5, Samsung stood at the head of Android devices with a share of 42.3 percent in France and more than 30 per cent in Germany, Italy and Spain. The activity less carried out the users of smart phones of the five countries, between those analyzed, is access to news (12 percent), followed by access to social networks or blogs (15.3 per cent).