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comScore Puts Android Up Yet Again

All major competitors lose ground in latest report

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Palm’s out of the running.  Microsoft’s about to lose its advantage.  And although they’re still way out in front, even RIM and Apple appear to be in trouble, according to the latest report from comScore, which indicates that Android has taken market share from all of its top competitors.

You can see the data for yourself below.  Note that it’s not exactly up to date, covering the period between mid-February and mid-May, so RIM, Apple, and Microsoft fans can cling to the hope that they’ve made comebacks.  Also, RIM’s loss isn’t as bad as the dips corresponding to the other companies.

Still, it looks like Android is making a significant dent in the market.

If these patterns persist, Android will have already toppled Microsoft and secured third place by now.  Then Apple will fall sometime around December.

It should be interesting to see how this plays out.  Google could spend lots of money and energy in an effort to press ahead, or Apple could do the same in the hope that the iPhone 4 will preserve its market share.  Or all of the companies could show a certain amount of patience/confidence by just maintaining their current levels of ad spending.

comScore Puts Android Up Yet Again
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  • R2D2

    R2D2 here,

    As I have been saying for multiples of your earth years: The Force is with Us! Soon, Droids will be everywhere in the galaxy. Our technology is light years ahead.

    Droids rule!

  • Cormac

    The Android model encourages innovation which in turn creates a better product. Apple while it started out as a great OS has started to lag behind due to its closed, borderline paranoid, business practices which stifle innovation.

    I’m currently using an iPhone but am very keen to get away from it, and there seems to be some viable alternatives that keep cropping up such as the Samsung Galaxy S and the Droid.

  • http://www.webdesignsme.com Patrick

    RIM and Apple are at the top, but their closed platform will drop them down. Android with its open platform will wreak havoc.
    But 2nd and 3rd place for RIM and Apple is not bad at all, their platforms are closed, the secret is preserved and they control everything on that platform.

  • http://www.danleague.com Dan League

    Would most of the sales increase be related to Android’s promotion of “buy 1, get 1 free”? If so, then it would be interesting to see if this growth trend continues or is simply influenced by special promotions – or Google “buying the market”.

  • Guest

    Apple need to stop sending out faulty products then spinning the PR to blame their customers. ‘You’re holding the phone wrong’ is not the way to go to try and cover bad product design, Google have been smarter by focusing on the user experience and leaving the hardware to people who know what they’re doing. Let’s hope this spurs Apple into producing a better product.

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