Comscore has released its February 2010 U.S. Â Mobile Subscriber Market Share. And guess what? Â Google Android is steadily gaining on market share in the smartphone category while Apple slided down. RIM continues to be on top of the pack while both Microsoft and Palm showed decreasing market share as well.
Google Android Platform’s market share for February 2010 increased from 3.2% to 9%. While it still lags behind at number four of the top five smartphone platforms, the increase was bigger than what RIM achieved during the said period – 1.3% at the current 42.1% market share. Apple’s market share on the other now stands at 25.4% down from previous 25.5%. Both Microsoft and Palm also loose some market share with 15.1% and 5.4% respectively.
It’s quite interesting to see how the Android Platform is slowly gaining market share. Although this should not be attributed only to the market share of Google’s own Nexus One as there are many other Android devices available in the market which is more widely used than the Nexus One.
If there’s one thing that Apple should be thankful for is the fact that there is only one current iPhone device going up against several Android phones. Â Or maybe, Apple is recognizing Android’s threat already that’s why it will be unveiling the new iPhone OS 4.0 on April 8?