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Android 'grabs top spot from iPhone'

Google rules smartphone roost in UK

Smartphones running Google Android have passed Apple's iPhone to become the leading smartphone platform in Britain, according to a survey by YouGov.

Android grabbed top spot from Apple, with a 28 percent share; 26 percent of respondents said they use an iPhone; and BlackBerry came third with 14 percent of votes.

Other mobile companies were left trailing: 6 percent voted for Symbian and a mere 5 percent named Windows Phone 7 as their platform of choice.

The survey polled 2,000 British adults and was conducted for banking provider Intelligent Environments.

Predictions concerning the mobile OS wars are commonplace. A recent poll foretold that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform would overtake the iPhone - but not until 2015.

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