Android gaining market share at RIM’s expense

In a press release by industry tracker comScore, Android is now the leading smartphone platform with almost 35% of market share. This expansion has been made at the expense of RIM’s Blackberry whose market share decrease by 5% to 27%. Apple’s Iphone is still in third place with 25% market share.

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Most of these smartphones were made by Korean manufacturers Samsung with 25% and LG with 20% of market share. Motorola follows in third place with 16%, RIM with 8.5% and Apple with 8%.
Note that in the case of Apple, a 1.1% gain has been made since the last 3 months, mainly due to the release of the Iphone on Verizon’s network.

According to comScore, the main use of mobile is for sending SMS text messages but other activity such as browsing, playing games or accessing social networks is increasing in popularity.

The big picture, RIM is losing market share, Apple is not really gaining extra share nor losing any, Android is gaining market shares. A last note regarding Apple, older devices such as Apple’s Iphone 3GS and the first generation of the Ipad are currently still outselling Android devices.
Props to Apple in this regard, as the industry innovator for producing amazing quality product that others keep imitating.


comScore Reports March 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share