Android and iOS experienced continued growth in the mobile space for a three month period ending in July, according to the latest numbers from comScore. Android continues to be the most popular mobile operating system, powering 52.2 percent of smartphones in July, an increase of around 1 percent over its 50.8 percent share in April. iOS too experienced growth with a 33.4 percent share in July, an increase of 2 percent over its 31.4% mark in April.
Microsoft and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion suffered at the expense of the growth of Android and iOS, as market share for the BlackBerry operating system declined from 11.6 percent in April to just 9.5 percent in July. Windows Phone too saw a decline of roughly half a percent, dropping to 3.6 percent in July over its 4 percent mark in April. The data is determined based on all U.S. smartphone subscribers, 13 years of age or older.
What will be especially interesting is the market share data for the next three month period ending in October, since Apple has just debuted its iPhone 5 alongside the iOS 6 software update, while Microsoft and RIM are set to make their own splash by launching Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 respectively. It is very possible that the trio of Apple, Microsoft and RIM will experience market growth in terms of mobile operating system adoption at the expense of Android.