Android marketshare experienced a big leap as it grew from 9% in February 2010 to 13% in May. This was revealed by the statistics report issued by comScore. Here is head to head comparison:
|Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers|
|OS||Feb 2010||May 2010||Change|
(Stats via PRNewsWire)
Things look good for RIM at the moment as it continues to dominate the market with 42% marketshare. With BlackBerry 6.0 around the corner and release of devices like BlackBerry 9800 RIM may continue its steady growth.
Apple marketshare dropped from March to May but it is expected to rise with release of iOS4 and considering the phenomenal success of iPhone 4. So, Apple will continue to be the biggest threat to RIM domination in US smartphone market.
Microsoft Windows Mobile seems like the one that has lost the most among all. Main reason could be because there are no new devices being introduced. New Windows Phone 7 smartphones are expected to arrive in October this year. HTC Mozart could be among the first devices to come with WP7.
Google Android experienced record growth from March to May and it will continue to grow due to range of handsets it continues to features on. From HTC EVO 4G to Samsung Galaxy S and Motorola Droid X, all are worthy competitors to Apple iPhone 4. Android also features on low and mid range smartphones like Samsung Intercept which gives it great advantage on comparatively expensive Apple iPhone and RIM BlackBerry. You might like our comparison of some great Android power mobile devices.
Future growth of Palm OS is still in question after HP took it over. However, it has managed not to fall much and has maintained its marketshare well compared to iPhone and Windows Mobile.