I think everyone knew that the “grip” Apple has on its mobile phone OS and hardware would eventually lead to its downfall. What has been surprising to me is how fast the Android OS has caught on. I have an iPhone and think it is just great. I absolutely love the device. My wife got an Android this year and she cannot put it down. I have to admit I also love to Android. The freedom you have to configure the phone and the massive amount of free apps. It is becoming like the MAC vs. the PC all over again.
Google’s Android Makes Market Share Strides in Third Quarter
Author: Jack Marshall
Google enjoyed a strong quarter for its Android mobile operating system during the third quarter of the calendar year, growing its share of U.S. smartphone subscribers by 6.5 percentage points versus Q2 to account for a total of 21.4 percent, according to data from comScore.
Meanwhile, Apple – Google’s major rival in the mobile platform space – failed to grow its share of subscribers over the same period, accounting for an average of 24.3 percent of subscribers across both quarters.
If Android continues to grow at the rate comScore estimates it did in the three months ending September, it’s on track to outgrow iPhone’s market share by the end of this year, crowning it the second largest smartphone platform in the U.S. behind BlackBerry manufacturer RIM.