Devices running Google’s open source Android mobile operating system outsold their competitors at an even faster rate in the third quarter than the prior two, another clear sign that Apple, Research In Motion and Nokia all have their work cut out for them.
As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, the popularity of Android-based smartphones shows no signs of abating while interest in Research In Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones continues to wane.
For competitors, particularly RIM, the year-over-year comparisons are even less flattering.
NPD’s Mobile Phone Track report found that RIM’s mobile OS unit share fell 53 percent from the third quarter of 2009 while Apple’s iOS shed 21 percent.
Google’s wildly popular Android mobile operating system gained even more momentum in the third quarter at the expense, primarily, of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices, according to latest smartphone industry data.
According to market researcher NPD Group, Android expanded its lead among mobile operating system providers with 44 percent of smartphones sold in the quarter, up 11 percent from what was a blowout second quarter.