Android powers itself to a 154 percent increase in market share over the last 3 months

Android powers itself to a 154 percent increase in market share over the last 3 months
Google surely must be content with the performance of its Android operating system as the most recent numbers point to some truly impressive numbers. It took almost a year to see Android go from a relatively small player in the mobile world looking to get the respect it deserves to the almost unstoppable force that's steam rolling the competition out of the road. Industry research firm comScore shed some light in the performance of all the major mobile phone platforms out there – comparing how each one managed to affect the market in the last 3 months. Android saw the highest spikes in increased market share as it catapulted from 2.8 percent to 7.1 percent – a 154 percent increase in just a three month period. When looking at some of the heavy hitters in the arena, Apple managed to go from 24.8 percent to 25.1 percent while RIM also saw a moderate increase from 41.3 percent to 43 percent.  On the other end of the spectrum, Microsoft and Palm are really hurting in the US market as the Redmond based company saw a drop from 19.7 percent to 15.7 percent with Palm looking a bit more grim from 7.8 percent to 5.7 percent. Although RIM and Apple did see an increase in mobile subscribers to their respective platforms, Android doesn't seem to slow down as we continue to see more manufacturers produce handsets that's powered by the open platform.

via Gearlog

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Of course it does, you dumb-asses! Android articles are nearly getting as bad as Apple Artiles... Android is kicking the crap out of most other OS Platforms because of new phone releases (OS Availability) and because of the awesomeness of the OS. It is not like Android is a massive part of the Market share, only because it is not on a ton of phones. The availability of Android phones is now increasing fast, and the market share should boost a ton! Common sense... Didn't PA post an article like this back in January?

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Android...FTW.

3. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Android always!

4. DrewVL

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Wonder why Apple gone mad lately :)

5. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

I wonder what steve jobs thought about when he read this article... makes me think of shawshank redemption almost.. i can see his nerdy ass in his office with tissues all around him .. pulling out a gun and.... BLAM!!! a rainbow colord brain popping right out of the back of his head in the shape of an apple... and the droid logos dancing around it!!! hahaha android F>>>T>>>>W>>>>>>!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.