Quantcast’s latest report shows that the Android OS now is being used by 25% of all smartphone web browsers and continues to gain market share from both Apple’s iOS and RIM. Apple still holds about 55% of the market compared to Android’s 19% and RIM with 16%.
Web developers still prefer making apps for Apple over Android by a wide margin.
In spite of the recent launch of Iphone 4 Apple has been unable to make gains on Android since phone manufacturers started bringing to market several Android versions of smartphones last year. The gains of Android have clearly come at Apple’s expense and affected RIM’s market share less severely. Apple’s market share a year ago was about 70% and continues to slip as more Android phones hit the market.
It was thought earlier after the release of Iphone 4 that iOS could increase its user base but most people purchasing version 4 phones were already users of a previous version.
Stay tuned for the battle of the smartphone mobile market between Apple & Google.