Android Stealing RIM’s Market Share

In a very short 3 month period between November 2010 and February 2011, Android is proving to be a formidable force in the smartphone industry. ComScore is reporting that Android has gained 7% of the smartphone market, going from 26% to an impressive 33%.

A good portion of that gain was stolen right from Research In Motion (makers of the popular Blackberry smartphone) which as it turns out, lost 4.6% of the US market and dropped to 28.9%. Microsoft and Palm are also reporting losses while Apple has remained stagnant.

I think this is only the beginning as new Android handsets continue to flood the market. From the affordable budget handsets, to the top of the line premium devices like the jaw dropping Evo 3D, was there ever any doubt that Android will one day take over the globe?

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  • Tati

    My only worry is that one day, Android will become self aware, and enslave the humans.

    • aeok18109

      all good. already have my “Will Code For Food” sign

    • ari_free

      My only worry is that one day, Android will say
      “T-mobile girl nice software mmmm
      Number five is alive!
      Hey laser lips, your momma was a snowblower! pppppppbbbbb!”

      • Matt Foley

        Johnny 5 is alive!

        • ari_free

          No disassemble!

    • PaulAtreides

      Thanks guys! Now I have a fever for some Johnny 5 and Ben antics now…

    • romma

      It already has… At least my girlfriend thinks so.

  • Honeycomb_FTW

    I personally think things will even be better for Android once Google gets fragmentation under control.

  • Treefq

    and this why the playbook will support android apps.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, it won’t. I’ve used it. It doesn’t. But don’t tell anyone else.

  • Timothy B

    Increased market share doesn’t necessarily mean Rim and Microsoft are losing customers. They just aren’t gaining as many as more people upgrade to smart phones.

    • Tim242

      People are dropping their berrys left and right and going Android.

  • Roy

    Android Rules!!! G2

  • Steve

    That’s a fair point Tim.

  • brownpan

    “Research In Motion (makers of the popular Blackberry smartphone)” …..Or not so popular it would seem.

  • Scotsman

    It will be interesting to see what happens with the Palm market once (and if) HP gets the 3 new phones and tablet out to all of the carriers.


    go android!

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    “In related news we just got word that the US has elected a BLACK PRESIDENT!!!”


  • Thats

    Soylent Green is people!