Two new surveys from comScore and NetMarketShare show Apple’s continued growth in both the smartphone and tablet markets, aided in part by the falling in market share from Research in Motion. Additionally, Google also gained market share recently, again aided by Research in Motion’s falling number of users. Here’s more from MacWorld:
ComScore’s report, released this week, was based on a survey of 30,000 smartphone subscribers. The company reported that Apple’s iOS platform ranked second to Google’s Android platform—31.9 percent to 50.0 percent, though Apple’s 1.7 percent growth in share from February to May doubled Google’s gain during that time.
NetMarketShare’s June report, meanwhile, showed the combination of iPhone and iPad give iOS a peerless position among its mobile computing rivals: 65.27 percent of all mobile phone and tablet computers combined use Apple’s operating system. Android took a distant second place with 19.73 percent
As MacWorld pointed out and we find it important to mention as well, avid followers of tech news should be familiar with the fact that Microsoft is launching its own Surface tablet to compete with the iPad. However, according to NetMarketShare’s report, Microsoft only holds 0.69% of the total market share with its Windows Phone and Windows Mobile. This makes you wonder just how much of an ability they have to compete against the iPad, which has, since its launch in early 2010, dominated far ahead of any competition in the market.
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