The world’s largest search engine mobile operating system hit all-time high record for the first time in history in America. Based on data from comScore, Android is now considered as the majority smartphone OS for American users. The OS captured 50.1% share of smartphone subscribers in February 2012, compared to prior three months (November) which was at 46.9% share, or an increase of 3.2% share.
The research firm also confirmed that there were 104 million people in America used smartphones to communicate, texting, login into social media, and surfing the Internet during the three months ending in February 2012. Compared to November 2011, the number of smartphone subscribers has increased 14%.
Ever since the new iPhone 4S launched after the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011, Apple continued to gain market share. The Cupertino-based company ranked second with 30.2% share of the smartphone market, compared to November which was at 28.7% share, or an increase of 1.5% share.
RIM BlackBerry continued to drop and had only 13.4% share in February, compared to November which was at 16.6% share, or a drop of 3.2% share.
Microsoft cannot seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel yet as its mobile operating system known as Windows Phone captured only 3.9% share in February, compared to November which was at 5.2% share, or a drop of 1.3% share.