As smartphones are still on the upswing and taking over the cell phone market, Android is sweeping up those making the switch rapidly. The latest information from comScore shows Android now has 9% of the U.S. smartphone market and also has the highest growth overall concerning all mobile platforms.
The Android platform gained 5.2 % marketshare from November 2009 to February 2010 which is largely attributed to the widely successful Motorola Droid and newly introduced Google Nexus One. I suppose with so many carriers and manufacturers ready and willing to hop on the bandwagon, it would make sense that the trend will only continue for now.
comScore also showed how other smartphone platforms are doing and the statistics there seem to follow the predictions for the most part. RIM gained 1.3% marketshare and remains the smartphone leader with 42.1% overall, Apple mainly stayed flat with a small loss of 0.1%, 25.4% overall. Microsoft is the real downer here with a loss of 4.0% marketshare, down to 15.1% overall. Palm didn’t suffer a huge loss (-1.8%) but only being at 7.2% before wasn’t a good sign in the first place.
So it seems smartphones are on the rise and many of these new customers are switching to Android. iPhone and Android will stay in steady competition if the trend stays where it is and that is where it will get very interesting.
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