Android Is Now Either Losing Or Only “Winning” Because Apple Is Letting It In the last quarter, the iPhone accounted for 78 percent of all smartphones sold through AT&T. On Verizon, the iPhone accounted for 51 percent of all smartphones sold. Sprint didn’t report their total smartphone sales numbers, only iPhone sales numbers, but estimates peg the iPhone percentage around 60 percent. The iPhone is not (yet) sold on the nation’s fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile. Android’s only hope is to actually have a phone, or a set of phones, that are more appealing to consumers than the iPhone. But that hasn’t happened in the past four years, so what makes us think it will change this year? Or next year? All Apple has to do is say the word and they will win the market share battle in this country. Well, actually, again, if you consider the numbers above, it sure looks like they already have won that battle. I have read similar figures from several other sources, and was hoping someone will come up with an explanation, seems reasonable one to me. If this trend continues, which I suspect it may, things doesn't look good for android in the long run. On top of that, as OS's stability issues, patch performance issues, security shortcomings, and manufacturers + carriers not rolling updates are highlighted, the tables may turn pretty quickly as qualitatively iOS & WP are far superior alternatives on almost all these fronts.