Monday, September 20, 2010

Google Passes Microsoft In the Smartphone Market

An interesting development is occurring in the smartphone market.  It has been less than two years since its inception but Android passed Microsoft in the latest data collected by ComScore.  The numbers show that Android is stealing a lot of customers from all other competition.  These scores however don't point out that the smartphone market is growing, and growing quickly.  Each smartphone platform gained subscribers during the time frame shown below.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Apr. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Apr-10 Jul-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 41.1% 39.3% -1.8
Apple 25.1% 23.8% -1.3
Google 12.0% 17.0% 5.0
Microsoft 14.0% 11.8% -2.2
Palm 4.9% 4.9% 0.0

By Chase Thompson
Source ComScore 

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