The choices of smartphone handsets in America have narrowed to two, Google Android or Apple iOS. Google Android mobile operating system continued to grab more market shares from other phone makers. According to comScore MobiLens service, the Mountain View-based company has a total of 41.8% market share in July 2011, compared to 36.4% shares in April 2011. This was an increase of 5.4% points within the past three months.
While Steve Jobs has decided to retire as CEO of the Cupertino-based company last week, Apple continued to maintain the number two position in America. The maker of iPhone, iPad, and iPod, has captured 27.0% share of smartphone market in July, compared to 26.0% shares in April, an increase of 1.0%.
RIM BlackBerry ranked number three with 21.7% share of smartphone market in July, compared to 25.7% shares in April, or a drop of 4.0% shares. In the past two weeks, the Waterloo Canada-based company has started to launch new handsets catered for users in America and the world including the new Bold Touch 9900 and upgrade version of Torch 9810.
Steve Ballmer’s company mobile operating system remained weak in the smartphone market for Americans. Windows Phone 7 OS has only 5.7% shares in July compare to 6.7% shares in April, or a drop of 1.0% share. Windows Phone 7 was launched in late October 2010. The Redmond-based mobile operating system received plenty of positive reviews from analysts and tech watchers. An upgrade version Windows Phone 7.5 OS dubbed as “mango” has been sent to phone manufacturers by the end of July. New handsets from Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and other phone makers, are set for sales in the next few weeks.
(Chart: comScore MobiLens)