Android Now Tops Blackberry For Number One Mobile Operating System

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According to a ComScore report released March 2011 report Android has officially overtaken Blackberry Operating System as most used on Smartphones. Android has steadly been creeping up on Blackberry OS for over a year, but just broke the glass ceiling in January 2011.

"65.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in January 2011, up 8 percent from the preceding three-month period. Google Android captured the #1 ranking among smartphone platforms for the first time in January with 31.2 percent market share. RIM ranked second with 30.4 percent market share, followed by Apple with 24.7 percent. Microsoft (8.0 percent) and Palm (3.2 percent) rounded out the top five."

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Oct-10 Jan-11 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google 23.5% 31.2% 7.7
RIM 35.8% 30.4% -5.4
Apple 24.6% 24.7% 0.1
Microsoft 9.7% 8.0% -1.7
Palm 3.9% 3.2% -0.7

We could all see this coming. The arguments differ on why Android has become number one for Operating Sytems on phone. Some say its because its free and anyone can install it on tha OEM Device for free. But less face it a phone with Android gives more people what they need. Not what the manufacturers want to give the user. With all technology it will follow the flow just like water. When users are having a better experience then more people use it. It's that simple in our humble opinions.
ComScore Report


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