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    While I always tend to take all these user numbers with a grain of salt, the latest ComScore results are rather interesting and certainly worth noting. For the first time, Android has surpassed Research In Motion as well as Apple within the ComScore ranking period of the past three-months ending in January 2011. As noted by ComScore:

    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.

    While interesting to see, it's not really surprising in anyway. Android continues to grow and as more manufacturers step up to make use of Google platform a slow down in market growth doesn't appear to be in site. While I personally shed a tear for BlackBerry, Research In Motion is in a transition period and will be for quite some time. This is an Android and Apple time now, with Microsoft working there way back into relevancy. [ComScore]


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    The one that is crazy is the Apple one. No more growth at ATT. Will be interesting to see what happens with Verizon. I think that might reverse of Google gains.
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    Palm still there with 2.1 now (down from 2.2 last report) so we're still hanging in there waiting for the new devices.

    As I have been posting, the Green juggernaut onslaught continues and now they are number one. What's scary though is that these numbers cover the WP7 launch period and M$ is still dropping hard. I mean we have read and heard about the weak sales but I think this solidifies some of that. Now we know why Nokia and M$ joined up. M$ needs help and Nokia wants a stake in the US like the dumb phone era of decades past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakon View Post
    Palm still there with 2.1 now (down from 2.2 last report) so we're still hanging in there waiting for the new devices.

    As I have been posting, the Green juggernaut onslaught continues and now they are number one. What's scary though is that these numbers cover the WP7 launch period and M$ is still dropping hard. I mean we have read and heard about the weak sales but I think this solidifies some of that. Now we know why Nokia and M$ joined up. M$ needs help and Nokia wants a stake in the US like the dumb phone era of decades past.
    Yes, it was quite an onslaught in the US by Android when the iPhone wasn't on Verizon at all when this survey was done.

    Please explain how this onslaught by Android continues when it didn't have to compete with the iPhone on the largest network in the US.

    Did you not see that Verizon slashed the prices on the majority of the Android phones on their network? They must have done that because they were selling so many Android devices so fast.
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    Interesting comparison, but I don't understand why Comscore uses such an internally inconsistent set of data. Apple, RIM are single companies each with their own OS. Palm is a company that doesn't exist any more, but its successor, HP, has 2 OSes on the market Android is an operating system that is used by over a dozen manufacturers. Microsoft is the name of a company that had 2 (or three if you count the Kin during that quarter) mobile operating systems on the market.

    Consequently, the Comscore report seems amateurish to me. They need to iron out their inconsistencies to be useful.

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