More People Want Androids Than iPhones Google's operating system barely edges out Apple's By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 27, 2011 9:00 AM CDT 11 comments Comments Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, holds the Google Nexus One smartphone his company will produce, running the Android platform, at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California January 5, 2010. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Is Apple losing its grip on smartphone buyers? Google's Android is already the most widely-used operating system, and a new survey shows it may also be the most wanted. In a poll of US cell phone consumers this year, Nielsen found that 31% planned to buy a new smartphone and wanted an Android phone. The iPhone was a close second at 30%, the Los Angeles Times reports, followed by the BlackBerry at 11%.