US smartphone landscape in second quarter of 2010

Smartphones running on Google Android software topped the list among U.S. consumers in the second quarter, industry tracker NPD.

The operating system powered a third of all smartphones (33 percent) sold from April to June (second quarter 2010), with Research in Motion's BlackBerry sliding to second place for the first time since 2007.

BlackBerry lost 9 percentage points of market share and stood at 28 percent; while the Apple iPhone came in third with 22 percent.

Android powers smartphones made by a number of different manufacturers, including a revitalized Motorola's Droid -- the best-selling Android handset in the second quarter among U.S. consumers. Motorola Droid is followed by HTC Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Google plans to bring more Android devices from "many more" hardware partners in coming months. --------

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