New York – Thirty-six percent of U.S. mobile consumers now
own smartphones, and Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone and Google (NASD: GOOG) Android-powered handsets account
for 74% of mobile app downloaders, according to a new survey from Nielsen.
firm found that iPhone owners have an average of 48 apps on their devices,
compared to 35 apps for Android phone owners and 15 for RIM (NASD: RIMM) BlackBerry owners.
Apple iPhone owners also use their apps the most, with 68% saying they use
mobile apps "multiple times a day," compared to 60% of Android users
and 45% of BlackBerry users.