Android is reportedly twice as popular as iPhone
Android and iOS have been in competition for market share for the past few years. More specifically, Android has taken a huge leap into first place recently. However, some still make the argument that market share is only a number. Thanks to a recent poll held by PC Advisor, we can get a better idea of how many people actually favor Android to its competitors (iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Other).
The numbers clearly show that Android holds first place at a whopping 49%. Windows Phone took an anemic 17% just behind iOS at 26%. Despite this poll, the smartphone market share numbers are actually quite different. Android still holds the highest percent at 50.9%. However, RIM holds 11.4% compared to 6% is the PC Advisor survey. In 3 months RIM dropped a whole 2% in the smartphone market share, even though they were in the midst of releasing new software and possibly new devices.
3 Month Avg. Ending May 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Nobody really knows where the smartphone market share will go. But there are rumors that Microsoft could overtake the entire market by 2016 and Android could swap places with the Windows phone platform. What do you think? Do RIM, Microsoft and Symbian have a chance competing against Android and iOS? Let us know in the comments below.