According to the latest data from comScore, Google’s Android OS has passed both RIM’s BlackBerry OS and iOS to become the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S. Android jumped 7.7 percentage points between October 2010 and January 2011 to claim a 31.2 percent share fo the market, followed by RIM, which fell 5.4 percentage points to a 30.4 percent share, and Apple’s iOS, which gained a tenth of a percentage point to hold a 24.7 percent share of the market. Apple was also mentioned in the list of top mobile OEMs in the U.S., as its seven percent share of the overall mobile phone market was good for fifth place, following RIM, Motorola, LG, and Samsung.
Android passes RIM, iOS as top U.S. smartphone OS
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.