Android Gains Share at Expense of Apple, Microsoft, Palm and RIM

Google Android Gains Further Share in the U.S.

by Anton Shilov
07/08/2010 | 10:59 PM

According to a new report from ComScore’s MobiLens service, Google Android mobile operating system has managed to grab addition share of the mobile OS market at the expense of other leading providers of platforms for smartphones. As of May 2010, Google Android was installed onto 13% of all smartphones in use in the U.S.

 

For the 3 month average period ending in May, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 22.4% of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one point from the preceding three month period. LG ranked second with 21.5% share, followed by Motorola (21.2% share), RIM (8.7% share, up 0.5%) and Nokia (8.1% share).

Smartphones are used by 49.1 million people in the U.S. which is about 21% of all mobile phones, up 8.1% from the previous period. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 41.7% share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.4% share and Microsoft with 13.2%. Google saw significant growth during the period, up 4.0% to capture 13.0% of smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.8%. Despite losing share to Google Android, most smartphone platforms continue to gain subscribers as the smartphone market overall continues to grow.

Another success report for Google Android platform once again proves that mobile phone makers employ the operating system onto different models. Considering the fact that importance of inexpensive smartphones is growing, the Android has all the chances to become the main beneficiary of this trend.