Two startling figures within Strategy Analytics' Q2 U.S. smartphone data: Android's (GOOG) share...

|By:, SA News Editor

Two startling figures within Strategy Analytics' Q2 U.S. smartphone data: Android's (GOOG) share fell 430 bps Y/Y to 56.3%, and total sales fell 5.4% Y/Y. The iPhone's (AAPL) share surged 1000 bps to 33.2%. Apple's incredible customer loyalty helped it take share in a relatively saturated U.S. market, but as IDC's Q2 data shows, things were a little different internationally, where there are more first-time buyers and users are often more price-sensitive.