According to comScore, Apple’s share of the smartphone market has reduced over the last quarter, whilst Google’s Android has risen. Apple were sitting at 25.1 percent ay the end of April 2010, but it seems that this is now down to 23.8 percent at the end of July.
Google on the other hand has increased their share, which was standing at 12 percent at the end of April 2010, to 17 percent at the end of July 2010, RIM has also declined slightly over the last quarter although it is still in the lead with a 39.3 percent market share.
53.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in July, up 11 percent from the corresponding April period. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 39.3 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 23.8 percent share. Google saw significant growth during the period, rising 5.0 percentage points to capture 17.0 percent of smartphone subscribers. Microsoft accounted for 11.8 percent of Smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.9 percent. Despite losing share to Google Android, most smartphone platforms continue to gain subscribers as the smartphone market overall continues to grow.
Android is definitely becoming a very popular platform, and with the range of different handsets being released on a regular basis their market share is bound to continue to rise.
via Apple Insider