iPhone gains ground, though Android’s still tip dog

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Apple’s iPhone had a clever holiday season, according to a news by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech published Wednesday. But Google’s Android continues to browbeat overall.

In September, Oct and Nov 2016, Android phones sole distant improved than iPhones in China, Germany, France, Italy and Spain — and edged Apple’s iPhones in a US, a news said. But Apple is throwing up.

iPhone sales in late 2016, following a recover of a iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, accounted for 43 percent of a US marketplace compared with 37 percent during a same duration in 2015. In a UK, iPhone marketplace share rose from 39 percent in 2015 to 48 percent in 2016. That’s puts iPhone neck and neck with Android’s 50 percent share in a UK for that three-month period.

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In a US, Android’s reason is slipping, Kantar said, imprinting a sixth uninterrupted duration of decline. Android accounted for 55 percent of smartphone sales in a US, down from 60 percent during a same holiday duration in 2015, a news said.

It’s tough to contend either sales of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would have stopped a Android slip had reports of a bursting battery not caused Samsung to recall –and retrieve — a phone.

Still, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge accounted for scarcely a same volume of sales during a holiday duration as a iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6S — 29 percent for Samsung compared to 31 percent for Apple. And in China, Huawei alone ordered 25 percent of sales for a 3 month span, out of 80 percent of Android sales total.

China has been a pivotal marketplace that Apple has been concerned to crack. And while Android still binds lean in many countries around a world, Apple still has room to grow — and continues to do so.

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Updated during 2:32 p.m. PT: with some-more sum and fleshed out numbers.

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