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Google Android Grabbing Up More Market Share

March 3rd, 2010 Posted in Telecommunications

In the battle for supremacy over which mobile operating system will reign supreme for the smart phone industry, up and comer Google Android is proving to be more potent than many analysts had at first believed. The growth, so far, of the mobile OS has been impressive in terms of its speed, although many in the media say that the company has not taken on as quickly as it could have considering the company which is putting it out. While initial growth may be been ponderously slow thanks to the massive power the Apple iPhone OS has had over the market up until Android’s release, things are now beginning to look a lot different. According to the numbers being released by industry gold standard metrics firm ComScore, Android is out performing all of its competition – something that may come as a shock to many observers in the smart phone world. According to their analysis, Android grew its market share by 5.2 per cent in the United States market for mobile devices between November 2009 and February 2010. Apple, on the other hand, experienced a relatively tame drop of a tenth of a per cent. Palm and Microsoft have lost by 1.8 per cent for Palm and 4 per cent for Microsoft. Other than Android, only RIM managed to increase its market share and even then, it only did so by 1.3 per cent.

These numbers paint a grim picture for the competition of Android as the OS seems to be entering a real growth phase and knowing the way Google has managed to dominate nearly every niche it has entered in recent years, Apple may be in for a major shock very soon.

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