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Android Tops Windows Mobile in Smartphone Share

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by RavenFox, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. RavenFox

    RavenFox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2010
    Westchester, NY
    Google's Android mobile operating system has now passed Windows Mobile in smartphone market share, according to a new report from comScore.
    The firm's results claim that only Google's Android made gains for three months ending in July, and that RIM, Apple, and Microsoft all lost ground. ComScore also found that Samsung slightly widened its lead over LG, in terms of overall OEMs.
    The report, released Wednesday, tracks mobile subscribers and their smartphones - not overall phones - for the three-month period ending in July. The firm also compared its results with the tallies from the prior three-month period ended in April.

    RIM and Apple, respectively, maintained their rankings atop the list of the most popular mobile OS suppliers with 39.3 percent and 23.8 percent of the subscriber market, respectively. However, RIM's share dipped by 1.8 percentage points, and Apple's share fell by 1.3 percent.
    Google, however, grew its market share by a full 5 points, to 17.0 percent, good enough to oust Microsoft as the third most popular mobile OS. Microsoft fell 2.2 points to 11.8 percent, while Palm held steady at 4.9 percent.
    Samsung's share in the OEM market climbed 1.0 percent to 23.1 percent, while LG fell 0.6 percent to 21.2 percent. Motorola's market share also sank to 1.8 percent, while RIM climbed 0.6 percent to 9.0 percent. Nokia, which perpetually struggles in the U.S. market, dropped 0.3 percentage points to finish with a 7.8 percent share of the subscriber base.
    ComScore also noted that more smartphone users are taking advantage of their "smart" features, with small one- and two-percentage point gains in the last three months. Two-thirds of mobile subscribers send text messages, while 33.6 percent have used the phone's Web browser, and 31.4 percent have downloaded and used apps. Only 22.3 percent, however, have played mobile games, down 0.1 percent from the prior three months.
    Android Tops Windows Mobile in Smartphone Share | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator

    May 11, 2010
    Systems Administrator
    Northern Ky
    Android FTW!!!
  3. zaftxx

    zaftxx Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    not really surprising, android is like windows, it will eventually overtake apple and maybe rim
  4. Uss_Defiant

    Uss_Defiant New Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Yey? It overtook a OS which is no longer really produced/marketed/supported?

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