ComScore: Android Rises, Microsoft and Palm Sink

Tuesday Apr 6th 2010 by Staff

Between November 2009 and February 2010, Android jumped from 3.8 percent to 9.0 percent of the market, mostly at Microsoft's expense.

PC Magazine: Market research firm comScore has released its rankings for smartphone platforms between November 2009 and February 2010, and it doesn't look good for Microsoft. Google's Android saw the biggest increases during the period, jumping from 3.8 percent to 9.0 percent market share. Market leader RIM's Blackberry also increased from 40.8 to 42.1 percent, while the iPhone stayed even at 25.4 percent. Microsoft was the big loser, falling from 19.1 to 15.1 percent, and Palm also declined from 7.2 to 5.4 percent of the market.

Overall, smartphone use rose 21 percent compared to the same period last year.

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