Google catches up with iPhone

SALES of Google’s Android mobile phone software have overtaken Apple’s iPhone in its native US.

The two firms are streaks ahead in the high-end smartphone sector of the market, according to market research company Gartner. But Apple maintained its dominance globally, shifting 3m more units than its deadly rival.

First quarter sales of Android phones in the US increased a staggering 707 per cent year-on-year.