The days of RIM dominating the smartphone industry is finally over. According to recently released findings by comScore, it looks like RIM has finally slipped from second to third place in the race. In the last quarter that ended in May, Apple’s market share for smartphones went up 1.4% to 26.6% while RIM dropped 4.2% to 24.7% and Google gained 5.1% to 38.1%. Though RIM wasn’t the only loser in the same time period, Microsoft and Palm dropped 1.9% and 0.4% respectively.
But in terms of smartphone sales, Apple was the one of the few companies to show some growth (albeit at only 1.2%) while other manufacturers didn’t budge (Samsung), and some companies like Motorola and RIM showing a decline. Things look rosy for Apple as the company seems to be able to do no wrong so far, with growth in both smartphone sales and US market share. Let’s see whether Apple can maintain the momentum for the second half of the year.