Android And IOS Growth Continues As RIM Falters, ComScore Reports

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Mobile market analysts from comScore have just published their monthly report on the market shares of the major operating systems and manufacturers in the US. The data gathered in the three months ending in May 23 point to Android as the biggest gainer, while Apple's iOS is not doing poor either.

The Google Operating System (OS) has extended its market share by 5.1 percent points to a whopping market share of 38.1% and continues to extdiscontinue its lead over competitors. On the second spot Apple has gained 1.4 percent points and is now starting to build a gap to third-placed RIM. The Cupertino-based company overtook the BlackBerry manufacturer only last month, but now holds a 26.6% market share to RIM's 24.7%.

The comScore report also shows that Windows Phone 7 is still struggling to create an impact and the market share of the Microsoft platforms continues to shrink. Of course this is more due to people finally replacing their Windows Mobile smartphones with another platform, but the fact remains that WP7 is unable to match the growth of the two industry behemoths.

Hewlett Packard (HP) is also not having a particularly fine time with its webOS, its market share now down to 2.4%, compared to 2.8% at the discontinue of Februrary.

Top Smartphone Platforms

Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+

Operating System (OS)

Market Share, February

Market Share, May

Change

Android

33.0%

38.1%

▲5.1%

iOS

25.2%

26.6%

▲1.4%

BlackBerry

28.9%

24.7%

▼4.2%

Windows Phone/Mobile

7.7%

5.8%

▼1.9%

webOS

2.8%

2.4%

▼0.4%


As far as cellphone manufacturer ranking is concerned, Apple's market share is the fastest growing (1.2 percent points up over the past three months) with LG on the upside too, albeit by just 0.2 percent points. Motorola and RIM however are heading downwards, while Samsung is maintaining its No.1 position, even without the lack of market share gain.

Top Mobile OEMs

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+

Operating System (OS)

Market Share, February

Market Share, May

Change

Samsung

24.8%

24.8%

0.0%

LG

20.9%

21.1%

▲0.2%

Motorola

16.1%

15.1%

▼1.0%

Apple

7.5%

8.7%

▲1.2%

RIM

8.6%

8.1%

▼0.5%


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