I don't know that Google
Who's Who in Smartphone Market Share
Data from comScore. Three-month average for smartphone operating system market shares.
According to comScore, U.S.-based smartphone users aged 13 and over still favor Research In Motion
Whether RIM or Apple, Microsoft
I am become Google, destroyer of market share
As a Google shareholder, I'm rejoicing … but only in moderation. Hearing that Google grabbed market share with Android is certainly preferable to seeing the company sink money into a project and fail. But when you think about it, how could Android fail?
I mean, they give the OS away for free. At that price point, I'd be stunned to see Android do anything but steal market share from companies who have the chutzpah to actually charge for their products. But like many Google shareholders, I'm still waiting for Google to come up with an idea (other than search), that it can charge for and profit from. Call me a skeptic, but I'm going to hold my applause until I see that press release.
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Fool contributor Rich Smith owns shares of Google. Rich is not a licensed economist, but he plays one on the Web. Check out his latest stock recommendations on Motley Fool CAPS. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.