What difference does a day make? Maybe not much. But give Google
That seems to be the upshot of ComScore's latest report on market-share movements in the smartphone operating system space. During the three months since ComScore last checked in, Android has just plain stolen the market for cell phone operating systems:
Who's Who in Smartphone OS Market Share
Source: ComScore. Three-month average for smartphone operating system market shares.
Granted, Research In Motion
The most obvious conclusion we can draw from today's chart is this: Google gained at the expense of "everybody else." But if you look really close, there is one caveat to that broad-brush assertion, and its name is ... Palm.
A round of applause?
Now, I don't want to make too much of this. Clearly, with a mere sub-5% market share, Palm remains very much the redheaded stepchild of smartphones. But somehow, the disaster I warned of when Hewlett-Packard
Is Palm's hold just a result of the company's market share bleeding down to old users, or is there something more at work? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
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