Google’s Android and Apple’s IOS Increase Market Share

Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc., American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the upcoming book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

Comscore (NASDAQ:SCOR) reports that overall Smartphone Usage is up 60% over the past year, and while Text Messaging is still the main form of usage, the growth is coming from three other areas: Web browsing, Apps and Social Networking. And despite the huge growth in Smartphone usage, only two platforms are showing growth: Android (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) IOS. Over the past three months, Android’s share of the market has shot from 21.4% to 28.7%, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has grown from 24.3% to 25% and the rest have dropped in percentages. Rim (NASDAQ:RIMM) has dropped the most, from 37.3% to 31.6%.

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Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc., American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the upcoming book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

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