Android-based phones outsold the iPhone in the U.S. for the first time last quarter.
Google’s Android-based smartphones accounted for 28% of smartphone sales, while the iPhone accounted for 21%, according to market research firm NPD.
Research In Motion outsold both of them, and had 36% of the sales.
In a press release, NPD analyst Ross Rubin attributed the strong sales of RIM and Android phones to Verizon’s buy-one-get-one deals.
Android is now on dozens of handsets on each major carrier, so it makes sense that it leapt passed the iPhone.