comScore has just released their report on the state of the mobile industry for the three months ending January 2012. The report shows continued growth for the Android operating system, with a total smartphone market share of 48.6% in the U.S., up 2.3% from the three month period ending October 2011. Apple also saw growth in its iOS platform with 29.5% of users using Apple’s platform, a 1.4% increase.
The big losers of the month continue to be RIM, which saw a decrease of 2% to 15.2%, Windows Phone (down 1% to 4.4%), and Symbian (down 0.1% to 1.5%). Android’s continued ability for growth will likely come at the expense of RIM, which will need nothing short of a miracle in OS 10 to stop their market share from falling into the single digits.
We should soon see Google’s Android operating system hit the psychologically-important 50% in the next 1-2 reports, with more and more users ditching their Blackberries and entering the current decade. OS 10 isn’t due out until much later this year, perhaps as late as Q4, which is also when Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 8, which will be Microsoft’s biggest test as to whether consumers will begin adopting the Windows Phone platform.
All in all, great news for Android fans. You can read comScore’s full report by clicking the source link below.