Android and Apple gain smartphone share while RIM falls, report says
Smartphones running on Google's Android operating system grabbed 38.1% of the American smartphone market in the three months ended in May, a jump of more than 5% compared with the previous three months, while Apple gained a modest 1.4% to take 26.6% of the market, according to the report, released Tuesday. Troubled RIM slipped to 24.7%.
Other interesting statistics about American phone habits:
- One in three Americans now own a smartphone.
- Almost 40% of phone owners have downloaded an app in the month of May alone.
- More than a quarter of phone owners play games on their handsets, while less than a fifth listen to music using their phones.
-- Shan Li
Photo: Models showcase the newly launched Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray phone on June 22 in Singapore. Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has unveiled two new Android models in a bid to grab more of the burgeoning smartphone market. Credit: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press