According to the latest data from comScore Android has grown 5.4% from May to July 2011 and currently holds 41.8% of the market followed by Apple’s iOS which grew 1% in that same period holding 27.0% of the overall market share.
The competition is nowhere to be seen. RIM’s BlackBerry lost 4% and now sits at third place with 21.7% market share and nothing we’ve seen from the Canadian company lately gives much hope that it can turn things around in the near future. Microsoft whose Windows Phone 7 platform still awaits wider adoption dropped from 6.7% to 5.7%, while the dying Symbian now holds a negligible 1.9%.
Right now there are only two players in this field Google and Apple and until RIM makes some drastic changes and Nokia starts pushing out Windows Phone 7 handsets we won’t be seeing much of a change here.
On the manufacturer front Samsung holds the first place with a 25.5% market share followed by LG with 20.9%, Motorola with 14.1% and Apple with 9.5%.