Android and iOS dominating US smartphone market shareWritten by Ron on August 30, 2011 - 02:33PM @ronwinbeta
ComScore just put up a new report on the US smartphone market share breakdown and the results are not surprising. Android and iOS continue to increase their market share while RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian continue to decline.
ComScore surveyed more than 30,000 US mobile subscribers and obtained data for the three-month period between April 2011 and July 2011. The results are not shocking as you can tell by looking at the image above.
Google's Android operating system continues to be the fastest growing mobile platform with a 5.4% change and Apple's iOS has climbed by 1%. Android is now at a 41.8% market share.
RIM, on the other hand, continues to decline. This time, they drop by 4%. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform also suffered a 1% drop in market share.
With the recent release to manufacturing of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Microsoft has high hopes that this new Mango update will turn things around for the ill-fated Windows Phone platform. Lets hope so too.