Google's Android Continues to Close on BlackBerry, iPhone
Android's share jumped nearly 2% in the three-month period ending in February compared to the same period ending in January, according to the latest numbers from comScore, a market research firm. This means Android represents 9% of all smartphone subscribers. In other words, from nearly a standing start last fall, Android now accounts for nearly 1 in 10 smartphone users.
"Google's Android platform continues to see rapid gains in market share as more Android-compatible devices are introduced to the market," comScore notes.
RIM's BlackBerry models continued to lead the smartphone market, with 42.1% share, down 0.9% from January. Apple's iPhone platform is second with 25.4%, up 0.3% from January. Microsoft's mobile software is next, with 15.1%, down 0.6%. Palm brings up the rear with 5.4%, down 0.3% since January.
In other words, Android's share is coming at the expense of all of its competitors, except Apple's iPhone.