Research in Motion (RIM)s software, used in BlackBerry devices, continues to successfully dominates the smartphone OS market against various tough contenders such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
ComScore.com “Mobilens” report said that the Ontario, Canada-based RIM share in the US smartphones market fell to 39.3% from 41.1%, but despite the slight losses RIM still leads the highly competitive market.
Apple Inc.’s iPhone software ran on 23.8% of smartphones, down from 25.1%.
As expected market share increase, Google’s Android recorded significant growth after the company widened the scope of Android OS in various smartphones, such as Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., and HTC Corp. Overall, the number of U.S. smartphone owners rose 17% from 12% in the period through April.
Microsoft Corp.’s OS share fell to 11.8% from 14%. Palm, a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co., this year, was stable at 4.9%.
On the other hand, the Reston, Virginia-based research company ComScore.com said that in terms of handset manufacturer market share Samsung is in the lead with 23.1% followed by LG and Motorola.