A revealing study has shown that Android sales in the UK are over double the sales of the iPhone, according to an article on CNET. The research shows that almost half of all cell phones sold in the UK were Android-based (49.9%), with the iPhone occupying a mere 18.5% of the market. Even RIM’s Blackberry outsold the iPhone, with market share coming in at 22.5%.
The study was conducted in the 12 weeks leading up to October 2nd, and also discovered that 70% of all phones sold were “smart”. The accuracy of the data can be debated, as the iPhone 4S had not yet been released at the time of the research. It is also presumed that many were waiting for the 4S, and therefore not buying curent models of the iPhone.
Even though the circumstances of the study might make it dubious, it does still show that Android is gaining more of a place in an ever-growing smartphone market. The 4S will undoubtedly boost the iPhone’s position, but it seems like more and more are being tempted by the cheaper Android alternatives, especially with the imminent release of Ice Cream Sandwich.