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Android sales continue to soar in Europe

Android smartphones have been recording impressive sales figures in the big-five European markets. In the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, Android handsets have a market share of 75.6 percent, for the three months ending May 2016.

The figures, from research firm Kantar Worldpanel, mean that Android’s market share has grown strongly – up 6% year-on-year in the aforementioned five European markets.

Growth in Italy has been particularly noteworthy, with Android now holding an 80.9% share of smartphone sales in the country. This is an increase of 10.2 percent over the same period last year.

Apple’s iOS holds second in the big-five European markets when it comes to market share, accounting for 18.3% of sales over the same period, which is down 0.5% year-on-year.