Android tops Blackberry in U.S. 2Q smartphone sales

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Not surprisingly, Android came out on top in the second quarter in terms of Android smartphone sales in the United States, with Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) coming in second. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS came in third, according to Gartner.

Android's move to the top spot for the first time is a "milestone," Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi told Computerworld. However, Android doesn't have a commanding lead. It only slightly moved ahead of RIM, with 4.96 million devices sold in the quarter, compared with RIM's 4.84 million and Apple's 3.22 million, Gartner said.

Milanesi indicated that the next major milestone for Android will be to move into second place in the world by the end of 2011. "Things have moved much faster than anticipated in terms of platform evolution, device rollout and carrier support" for Android, she said.

For more:
- check out this Computerworld article

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