Mobile Market Report May 2010
Courtesy of Comscore here is their May 2010 report of the mobile market share. It is an interesting report and like any report you have to first know what was collected and how before you rely on the data. Here is what Comscore says about the data itself: “The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers age 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone.“.
Platform Market Share
What I find most interesting are the overall statistics and market share. For the Months April/May/June of 2010 there were 49.1 million people in the U.S. who owned smartphones. They compared the platforms from Feb to May of 2010 and Google Android was the only one that gained market share. Everyone else lost market share to Android I suppose. The final numbers were RIM at 41.7%; Apple with 24.4%; Microsoft with 13.2%; Google with 13% and Palm with 4.8%.
Creating Applications for iPhone Only Are You?
For those creating applications for Smartphones it is interesting to see that Apple lost 1% during this time period and Google gained 4% during the time period. Note that the new iPhone came out in June and whatever impact it may of had is not included in this report.