Google Android platform commands 7.1% U.S. Smartphone market share in Jan 2010 Buzz this

Posted by Prasada Martala Mar 10, 2010

According to the recent comScore report on U.S. Mobile phone industry trends, Google's Android platform recorded a 7.1% Market share for Jan 2010 period positioning itself as the fourth biggest smartphone platform in the U.S. Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) was the leading smartphone platform in the U.S. with 43% market share followed by Apple (25.1%), Microsoft (15.7%), Google (7.1%) and Palm (5.7%). For Jan 2010 period, top five U.S. Smartphone platforms represented 96.6% of the total smartphones in use. Android Mobile OS grew 4.6% since Sep 2009, while Microsoft and Palm saw a decline in their Smartphone OS share during the same period. Palm, which has been facing increased competition from Android and iPhone operating systems, slipped to fifth position behind Android.

Recent IDC Forecast report estimates Android Mobile OS to ship 68 million units making it the second most popular smartphone operating system worldwide behind Nokia's Symbian by 2013.

Nokia leads the global smartphone OS market in 2009 with 38.9% share, followed by RIM (19.8%), Apple (14.4%), HTC (4.6%) and Samsung (3.3%).

U.S. Smartphone Platform Market Share: Sep 2009 - Jan 2010


Smartphone Platform

Sep 2009

Oct 2009

Dec 2009

Jan 2010

Change (Sep 09 - Jan 10)
RIM 42.6% 41.3% 41.6% 43.0% 0.4
Apple 24.1% 24.8% 25.3% 25.1% 1.0
Microsoft 19.0% 19.7% 18.0% 15.7% -3.3
Google 2.5% 2.8% 5.2% 7.1% 4.6
Palm 8.3% 7.8% 6.1% 5.7% -2.6
Source: comScore

U.S. Smartphone Platform Market Share (%): Jan 2010


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