Android is the most popular mobile operating system worldwide, according to the latest statistics from comScore, which has tracked usage trends for more than a decade.
The data from comSpy showed that the number of users using Android for a given day in the United States grew by 4.7% in 2017 compared to the previous year.
Google is now second in terms of total Android users, behind only Apple.
The report shows that Android usage grew by 1.7 million users in the U.S. during the first nine months of 2017.
Google’s market share jumped by 3.3 percentage points in the country compared to 2016.
Android’s share of the global smartphone market grew from 5.5% in 2016 to 10.6% in the first quarter of 2017, comScore reported.
The market share for Apple fell to 2.8% in 2018, from 5% in 2015.
Google and Apple have been locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of smartphone users for years, and now both are on track to surpass their previous high in 2017.
The report showed that Google’s share grew from 14.9% in 2014 to 23.4% in 2021.
Apple’s share rose from 11.2% in 2013 to 15.9%, while Google’s grew from 10.3% in 2019 to 12.6%.
Google is on track for its first year of market dominance in 2017, said the report.
The company is expected to account for 60% of the market in 2021, according comScore.