Android & iOS Gain Market Share at RIM’s Expense

Android & iOS

comScore says that one out of three Americans now owns a smartphone. In the three-month average period ending in May 2011, Android gained 5.1 points, reaffirming its position as the top platform with a 38.1 percent share.

Apple’s iOS replaced RIM as the second most popular platform, gaining 1.4 points to 26.6 percent share. With a lost of 4.2 points, the BlackBerry maker is now ranked third, its share dropping from 28.9 to 24.7 percent in the three-month average period ending in February.

Unless the Nokia-Microsoft partnership proves successful soon, RIM won’t have a lot of trouble sticking to its third place ranking, at least for for a while. With a lost of 1.9 points, Microsoft now has just 5.8 percent share, leaving it with a lot of catching up to do to even get close to RIM’s share.

Palm suffered the same setbacks as its non-Android-or-Apple peers, though it’s not as badly bruised. It now has 2.4 percent share after the 0.4 points drop.

Top Smartphone Platforms: 3 Month Avg. Ending May 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2011

Source: comScore
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