Google’s Android has been seeing a steady increase in the market share of its devices in the US market. Back in January 2010, the mobile usage report by comScore, put Android’s market share at 7.1%, however, the February 2010 report has shown around 2% market growth for Android, giving it a 9.0%, an overall 5.2% increase since November 2009.
The biggest losers during this period were once again Microsoft and Palm, however, RIM still retained the top position with their Blackberry device accounting for 42.1% of the total US market share. Apple though has remained stable with around 26% of the market share, however, you can expect their numbers to grow because of the recent iPad launch.
For Device manufacturers, Motorola was still the top OEM followed by LG and Samsung, however, Motorola lost around 2% of the market share since November 2009.
In all there were around 234 million Americans with mobile devices out of which 45.4 million users owned smartphones, which is a 21% increase since November 2009. With the flurry of new devices being launched, this number will definitely sky rocket to around 100 million within the next 3-6 months.