comScore has just released one of their trimonthly smartphone reports, and both iOS and Android have gained ground, while Microsoft, RIM and Symbian continue their decline. For this three month period, Android jumped up more than 5% and Apple gained 1% where RIM lost 4% of the smartphone market, Microsoft 1% and Symbian 0.4%.
Now, 1% growth might not seem like very much, even if it is over three months — but keep in mind where we are in the iPhone product cycle. The last three months have pretty much just been everyone sitting and waiting for the next iPhone to debut in September. The only people buying iPhones right now are those who have no idea what’s going on in the tech world or are truly desperate to get one.
I’m betting post-launch, that growth number will see a spike.