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Android smartphone market share growing briskly

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2010 3:00 User comments (5)

Android smartphone market share growing briskly ComScore has released their latest U.S. market share figures for the smartphone market, and Google's open-source Android platform has seen explosive growth since March, when the previous results were released.
RIM remained the clear leader with 41.7 percent share, although the BlackBerry maker lost some share, falling from over 42 percent in the previous period.

Apple stayed stuck in second, with 24.4 percent, a noticeable drop from their 25.4 percent share at the end of February.

Continuing its multi-year trend, Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform fell significantly, from 15.1 percent to 13.2 percent.

The big winner was Android which jumped almost 40 percent, from 9 percent to 13 percent. Android is expected to see a similar jump in the next quarter.

ComScore adds that about 235 million Americans over the age of 13 have mobile devices.

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5 user comments

19.7.2010 14:08

windows phone close to its unavoidable demise and Android is getting stronger by the minute. good news day all round

210.7.2010 0:11 if someone can just put Froyo onto the Kin and win7mo phones, they could rebrand all those unsold phones into something that people might actually want.

310.7.2010 18:21

what about people that do not want android. And why dismiss winphone7 before it is out?

411.7.2010 12:08

Way to go Android! Going to get the Droid X when my contract expires. The phone alone sold me. When you have the right features in a phone that everybody wants, they sell. Guess what Apple: Android is knocking on your door, HARD. That's right like a cockroach that about to be stepped on. Android is going to run over your ass, haha!!

512.7.2010 1:39

Say, I have a friend who was an industry analyst and predicted in 2006 that Linux would eventually take over the smartphone market, knocking Symbian from its perch. He was jettisoned out of the industry and is still looking for a job.

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