Despite all the ongoing patent infringement litigations and lawsuits that are being served to Android OEMs recently, it looks like nothing can halt the sales of devices running the operating system. comScore has reported that Android is now on 40.1% of all smartphones used by subscribers over the age of 13 in the country. While the increase in growth has been lower than what it’s been experiencing in the previous few quarters, the platform still managed to extend its dominance over the country’s market share.
In second place is Apple and its iOS devices with 26.6%, while RIM and its BlackBerry phones make up 23.4%. Microsoft and its platforms (Windows Phone 7 and Windows Mobile) only made up 5.8%, while Nokia with its Symbian devices was at last place with just 2%. Well we’re now in the midst of Q3 2011, and things might be very different by the end of the year.
So far we’ve seen a lot of good Android devices capture the attention of consumers nationwide, but with rumors of the iPhone 5 arriving later this year, Apple might get a sharp spike in market share. Let’s not forget RIM with its 3 new BlackBerry models, and possibly Microsoft with its new WP7 devices that should arrive after the launch of Mango. We’ll just have to wait and see.