Microsoft Smartphone Share Tumbling Since WP7 Release

The Windows Phone 7 platform is doing nothing to prevent Microsoft from falling further behind in the smartphone market even as Apple and Android continue to make rapid advances.

According to recent data released by market research firm comScore, Microsoft’s share in the smartphone market during the last quarter fell to 5.8 per cent

In the quarter before last, which ended in March, Microsoft’s share was 7.5 per cent, while in the quarter prior to that, its share was just 8 per cent. The three months ending in January was the first full quarter in which Windows Phone 7 was available.

The data reveals that Microsoft’s smartphone market share has fallen by 38 per cent from 8 per cent to 5.8 percent since the launch of Windows Phone 7 platform, Information Week reports.

comScore also reveals that by the end of June, Google’s Android platform had a US smartphone market share of 40 per cent followed by Apple’s iOS platform with 26.6 per cent of the market.

“For the three month average period ending in June, 234 million Americans aged 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.3 per cent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by LG with 21.3 per cent share (up 0.4 percentage points) and Motorola with 14.5 per cent share,” the company revealed in the report.