Google’s Android operating system still has a tiny share of the smartphone market, but it’s more popular that ever, according to new data from comScore.
Of people in the market for a smartphone, 17% are considering buying an Android based phone. In August, just 22% of the population had even heard of Android.
Thanks to Verizon’s estimated $85 million ad campaign to hype the Droid phones, now 37% of the population knows about Android.
The iPhone is still the most popular phone, with 20% of respondents saying they’ll buy either a 3G or a 3GS.
Android has doubled its U.S. smartphone marketshare in the last year, but it remains tiny at just 3.5%, according to comScore.