Google Android mobile platform experiences the fastest growth in the top five European markets include Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. According to comScore MobiLens dataset, Android had only 6.0% share of smartphone market in July 2010, but it has jumped to 22.3% share in July 2011 (an increase of 16.2% shares).
The European-based technology company, Nokia Symbian mobile platform dropped to 37.8% shares in July 2011, compared to one year ago which was at 53.9% shares (a drop of 16.1% shares).
Apple iOS remained stable in the top five European markets. The Silicon Valley-based company captured a total of 20.3% share of smartphone market in July 2011, compared to July 2010 which was at 19.0% shares (an increase of 1.3% shares).
Lastly, Microsoft’s new operating system Windows Phone received very small interests among users in the top five European markets. Microsoft new OS replaced the previous version Windows Mobile was launched in late October 2010. The market share of the new OS continued to decline and captured only 6.7% shares in July 2011, compared to one year ago which was at 11.5% shares (a drop of 4.8% shares).
(Table: comScore MobiLens)