Google Android Is The Fastest Growing Smartphone Platform

Google’s Android platform is gaining rapidly in the smartphone platform space. As per comScore which reports trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry, during October 2009 and January 2010 Google Android’s share of the smartphone subscriber base in the US rose by a whopping 4.3%.

RIM (Blackberry) was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 43.0 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, rising 1.7 percentage points versus three months earlier. Apple ranked second with 25.1 percent share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Microsoft at 15.7 percent, Google at 7.1 percent (up 4.3 percentage points), and Palm at 5.7 percent.

Top Smartphone Platforms
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Oct-09 Jan-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 41.3% 43.0% 1.7
Apple 24.8% 25.1% 0.3
Microsoft 19.7% 15.7% -4.0
Google 2.8% 7.1% 4.3
Palm 7.8% 5.7% -2.1

These are important numbers for mobile software developers who need to build great Android development & testing capability in quick time to deliver on the expected surge in Android apps.

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