It seems that Google’s [GOOG] Android platform is becoming more popular according to a recent report released by ComScore. Google’s Android platform grew by 44 percent in the period from February to May of this year.
Back in February Google’s market share of the smartphone market was around 9 percent and it has increased in May to 13.2 percent, this is quite an increase in such a short period of time.
Apple had about 25.4 percent of the smartphone market in February, this his declined by 1 percent to 24.4 percent in May 2010, RIM is still top with 41.7 percent although their share is also down from February.
Apple sells just a couple of smartphones the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, whilst Android smartphones are sold by many manufacturers, and the increasing number of Android smartphone has probably contributed quite a bit to their increase in market share.
Android is definitely making gains on Apple, although they are still some way behind, and with the recent release of the new iPhone 4 we can expect to see a rise in Apple’s share over the next few months.
With more and more high end Android smartphones being released like the HTC Evo 4G and the Motorola Droid X we can also expect to see Android increase their market share over the next few months.
Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
via PC World