Graph showing growth of smartphone penetration in the US and worldwide (Chetam Sharma)
US Smartphone sales by manufacturer (Chetan Sharma)
Global market share of smartphones by manufacturer since 2005 (Chetan Sharma)
Smartphones have for the first time overtaken their feature phone cousins in the US mobile market (Photo: Shutterstock)
Data collected from telco companies and network operators shows that smartphone penetration has broken the 50 percent barrier in the United States, with these devices now outnumbering their feature phone brethren for the first time. According to a report compiled by market consultancy Chaten Sharma, smartphones overtook feature phones during Q2 of this year - a push largely driven by Android and iOS-enabled devices.
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