Android platform rout continues: 1 in 3 smartphones

Summary:The Android platform now powers 1 in 3 smartphones, according to comScore. And the gains are coming at the expense of Research in Motion, Microsoft and Palm.

The Android platform now powers 1 in 3 smartphones, according to comScore. And the gains are coming at the expense of Research in Motion, Microsoft and Palm.

ComScore puts Android's market share at 33 percent, up 7 percent from November. In that same period, RIM fell from a market share tally of 33.5 percent to 28.9 percent. Apple share stayed put at 25 percent, but comScore noted that the Verizon iPhone was the most popular handset in February.

This chart shows where Android's gains are coming from:

And if you break down the handset maker share, you see Motorola is losing some of its Android momentum. Apple gained due to the Verizon iPhone.

Topics: Hardware, BlackBerry, Mobility, Smartphones

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