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|
|Total Smartphone Subscribers||100.0%||100.0%||N/A|