Google's Android devices have become the most popular smartphones in the US, and are set to leave Apple iPhones way behind, a Nielsen survey revealed.

According to the survey, 36 percent mobile customers in the United States now use an Android devices, while 26 percent use Apple iPhones and 23 percent are Blackberry users.

Android smartphone users utilize an average of 582 MB of data each month, compared to 492 MB by iPhone owners.

Google's Android operating system (OS) is also proving to be the most popular, the leading global information and measurement company showed in the results of its April survey of 65,000 users.