Skewed by a whopping 78.4 per cent in Spain.
The latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android growing its European market dominance rapidly.
Its share of the big five countries - UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany - leapt from 38.8 per cent in May 2011 to 60 per cent in May 2012.
Of course, the performance in the individual countries varied pretty broadly. Lowest is Italy at 47.4, while Spain hit 78.4 per cent
And in the region's biggest market, the UK, Android retained its number one position in the latest 12 weeks of sales with a 52.5 per cent share, up from 48.3 per cent a year ago.
Within the UK, Samsung took 56 per cent of device sales while HTC secured 29 per cent.
Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar, explained the Euro discrepencies: “There was a period towards the start of this year where Android’s share began to flatline. However, in the past few months, we have seen a surge in sales, particularly in Spain and Germany.
“In Spain, recessionary pressures are clearly hitting consumers’ wallets –demonstrated by the budget Samsung Galaxy Mini topping the country’s sales charts. In Germany, the economy is clearly in a very different place, however, its major networks offer very low subsidies on handset purchases making it one of the most expensive countries in Europe to buy a smartphone.
"This means that smartphone penetration is the lowest throughout the major European economies. As a result, brands such as Huawei, which sell low-end Android models, are now starting to make inroads with almost 200,000 Huawei smartphones sold in Germany this year.”
Among other OSs, iOS maintained its second position but displayed a radically different performance depending on territory.
In the UK it commands 21 per cent; in Spain just 3 per cent.
RIM continued its decline, falling to 5.2 per cent from 9.2 per cent a year ago in the US, for example.
The life is also draining out of Symbian, down from 42 per cent to 6.2 per cent in Spain.
WP7 now has over 3 per cent share in most major markets, with its share highest in Germany and the US.