comScore: Nearly 1 in 4 European Smart Phones Run Android
A new comScore report is out today which breaks down the smart phone landscape as it pertains to five European countries. Their findings were that Android has grown to the tune of 16.2% year-over-year and now sits as the second most popular mobile platform. Nokia’s Symbian platform still owns the top spot, however the market share has dipped 16.1% as compared to the same time frame last year. Coincidence? Hardly.
Apple was able to pick up a slight 1.2% growth to take third place with RIM growing 1.5%, still only good enough for fourth. Where is Microsoft in all of this? Dipping 4.8% year-over-year, they’ve dropped from third to fifth place.
In terms of which handset makers are the most popular, HTC and Samsung battle it out for the top spot across the various countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). Combined, the two account for nearly 2 in every 3 Android phones!