Sunday, July 11, 2010

RIM and Apple iOS are number one according to comScore’s May report

As per the report of comScore, the BlackBerry platform of Research In Motion (RIM) and Apple iPhone’s iOS came out as the top mobile operating systems in May 2010. The report was published on July 8, 2010.

comScore’s report did not include the latest iPhone 4, which was launched in June.

RIM had 41.7 percent of the mobile OS market in May 2010 followed by Apple at 24.4 percent and Microsoft 13.2 percent. Against the February market share, there is a fall in all three OS. RIM slipped about 0.4 percent, Apple dropped 1 percent, and Microsoft lost about 1.9%.

However, Google’s Android which was in fourth place with 13 percent market share saw a 4 percent rise advancing 9 percent in February.

Palm Inc.’s Palm Web-OS came up with 4.8 percent which was 5.4% in February.

The comScore report also said that most smartphone operating systems are becoming popular as smartphone market is growing.

In terms of handset markers, Samsung came up as the top OEM in May accounting for 22.4 percent of the mobile phone market. It observed an advance of 1 percent. LG is at the second place with 21.5 percent of the market but it slipped 0.2 percent. Motorola is at the third place losing 1.1 percent to 21.5 percent. RIM at the fourth place with 8.7 percent market share and Nokia at 8.1 percent.

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