HTC is the most popular Android handset make across the leading five countires in Europe, followed by Samsung, according to new research.
The study, from comScore, looked at growth trends of the smartphone platforms across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom).
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In July 2011, 19.7 million EU5 smartphone users were using Android mobile devices, with the greatest number of users in the UK (6.3 million), followed by France (4.5) and Germany (4.0 million).
Across EU5, HTC owned the largest share of the Android device market at 34.6 percent, followed closely by Samsung at 31.7 percent.
A closer look at the individual EU5 countries shows HTC and Samsung leading in device share for various markets.
In the UK, HTC accounted for more than 50 percent of Android devices in use, a significantly higher percentage than other markets.
While Samsung had the second largest share of Android devices in the UK, it accounted for less than half of HTC’s share (21.6 percent).
However, in all other EU5 markets, Samsung ranked as the leading Android device, with a 42.3 percent market share in France and greater than 30 percent market share in Germany, Italy and Spain.