Android grows, RIM falls

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The Android platform continued its rise in the smartphone market at the cost of RIM which saw a decrease from 24.7% smartphone market share to 19.7%.

comScore reports suggest that only Android and Apple have seen a rise in the smartphone market share with 43,7% and 27.3% respective market shares.

Android saw a considerable growth in the market due to a  number of Smartphone makers such as Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola all running the Android operating system.

comScore surveyed about 30,000 smartphone users over a period of 3 months from May 2011 to Aug 2011. Android sales grew 5.6% over the three months up from 38.1% (more than 20% over 3 months).

Android, much like last year, is the leading smartphone OS eclipsing the iOS and BB 7.0 operating systems.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Aug. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending May 2011
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
May-11 Aug-11 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google 38.1% 43.7% 5.6
Apple 26.6% 27.3% 0.7
RIM 24.7% 19.7% -5.0
Microsoft 5.8% 5.7% -0.1
Symbian 2.1% 1.8% -0.3
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