Google’s lead in US market share continues to grow, according to the latest report from Kantar. For the three months ending in February 2013, Android held a 51 percent lead. Compare this to the nearest competitor, Apple, at 43 percent. The numbers weren’t always this way.
For the same period last year, Apple held a small margin over android with 47 percent to Google’s 45 percent. The growth is another sign of Android’s dominance in the mobile industry, largely thanks to the availability of many inexpensive devices running the operating system.
The outlook for other platforms isn’t so bright. BlackBerry has dropped below a single percentage point, while Windows Phone, which has seen some growth, is still looking at a steep uphill battle. Microsoft’s mobile OS hold 4.1 percent of the pie.