A couple of months ago we reported that Android has emerged victorious over Windows Mobile in the Global Market and now according to the latest report by comScore for May 2010, it seems that Android is beginning to eat from pie from the pie-chart of U.S. smartphone market share.
RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 41.7 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, followed by Apple with 24.4 percent share and Microsoft with 13.2 percent. Google saw significant growth during the period, up 4.0 percentage points to capture 13.0 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Palm rounded out the top five with 4.8 percent.
Though RIM tops the market share with almost 40%+ share of the U.S. smartphone subscribers, it still, along with iPhone, Nokia, Palm and Microsoft, loses to Google’s Android in terms of Point Change which is a statistic attribute to define the growth percentage. For Android, its from 9% in Feb 2010 to 15% in May 2010 which makes a Point Change value of 4.0, beating all other smartphone OS platforms which ironically have a negative point change.
In the coming months, more of these stats will be of interest as this report does not account for the new iPhone 4 and the new army of upcoming Android phones by HTC, Samsung and Motorola.