Today's news from Nielsen about the fast growth of Android to become the most popular mobile operating system in the U.S. owes much of its success to the support of Verizon Wireless, says Ross Rubin, lead technology analayst at the NPD Group.

Rubin says that Verizon's predominent installed base and price support for the sophisticated device are the key factors in its success.

This is one of three video segments we produced from out conversation.

Andy Plesser