Smartphones are commonly used for more advanced applications that runs on a complete operating system. Telecommunication industry giants are moving forward in their research and development in order for them to gain the leadership in smartphone platforms.
According to the data gathered from ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world. The newest leader in smartphone platform goes to Google Android surp(–foul word(s) removed–)ing the previous leader Research In Motion (RIM).
The data gathered by ComScore was released on March 7, 2011. On a press release of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Market Share Report with three month average period ending last January, Google have overtaken RIM in smartphone market share.
Google Android market shares have ballooned from 23.7% on October 2010 to 31.3% in January 2011. Research In Motion on second place have dropped down from 38.5% in Oct. 2010 to 20.4% in January 2011.
Apple ranked 3rd with 24.7%, Microsoft at 8.0% and Palm at 2.3% market share for the month of January 2011.
Meanwhile the top handset manufacturer goes to Samsung with 24.9% market share. It was followed by LG with 20.8% market share. Motorola, RIM and Apple was behind this top two mobile manufacturers. The survey was conducted with 30,000 respondents.