More than a third of Android phones are 4G-enabled
An 'impressive' 37 percent of all Android phones in the U.S. are now 4G-enabled, says mobile analytics firm Localytics.
Lance WhitneyContributing Writer
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Android phones seem to have cornered the market on 4G, according to a report out yesterday from Localytics.
Gazing at the smartphone landscape, the mobile analytics firm found that 37 percent of all Android phones are now 4G-enabled. That percentage is likely to surge even further as this year alone the number of 4G Android phones have jumped by more than 50 percent.
Of course, 4G is a fuzzy term that's often used loosely to describe any type of high-speed mobile access. For the purposes of its study, Localytics defines a 4G device as one that taps into LTE, WiMAX, or HSPA+.
Among the current crop of 4G phones, the most popular one is the HTC Thunderbolt from Verizon, according to Localytics, followed by the HTC Evo 4G from Sprint, the Samsung Droid Charge from Verizon, and the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint.
Looking at other phones in the top 10, T-Mobile's HTC MyTouch 4G and Samsung Galaxy S 4G ranked fifth and ninth, respectively, while AT&T's Motorola Atrix took sixth place.