Android Grows Faster Than iPhone OS, Palm and Microsoft Platforms
Comscore recently published a smartphone report, showing statistics from October 2009 to January 2010 and revealing the incredible growth of the Android platform. The chart below is pretty clear on that matter, showing Android’s over 4% jump in share of smartphone subscribers.
Google’s wonderkid is second last to Palm, with a 7.1% market share among smartphone platforms, but the feat is amazing, since we’re talking about an OS that’s only 2 years old after all. In case you didn’t get the picture, we’ve got another small table below, showing the huge percentage change in smartphone market share, as far as Android is concerned.
As you can see, RIM jumped 4.12%, while Apple went 1.21% higher and Google grew 153.57%, a scary amount for its competitors. Meanwhile, Microsoft lost 20.30% from October 2009 to January 2010 and in the same time frame, Palm also lost 26.92%.
With the huge number of Android phones coming this year, we expect the percentage to be at least 10% before the year end.