Android Market Share Continues To Grow, Report Shows

A new report has shown that Google’s Android operating system is consistently growing its US smartphone market share, whilst its rivals have not fared as well.

A quarterly report by market research firm ComScore has revealed that the Android OS is the only operating system that continues to grow and grab smartphone market share, with Apple now only leading it by a tiny margin, tech news site eWeek reports.

The report for the three months ending August has shown that Google’s OS occupies the third rank with 19.6 per cent market share, up by 6.6 per cent from the previous quarter.

The chart is lead by Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS, which holds 37.6 per cent of the market share in the United States. Apple holds the second position with 24.2 per cent.

Microsoft remained at fourth position with 10.8 per cent, while Palm falls last with 4.6 per cent.

ComScore said that Android is the only OS to showcase growth in this quarter.

"The three-month average mobile data usage for August from comScore continues to highlight increased web browsing and application downloads as the fastest growing trends, with text messaging and accessing social media/blogs gaining," said analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro.