Research firm Nielsen has released a report comparing the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010. According to the report, Apple’s iPhone OS has more than triple the market share than Google’s Android OS. Nielsen has put the iPhone OS market share at 28%, while Android has only 9%.
However, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has 35% share. In third place is Microsoft Windows Mobile with 19%, followed by Google, Palm (4%), Linux (3%), and Symbian (2%). The smartphone market has grown considerably. In the second quarter of 2009, smartphones accounted for 16% of the total mobile phone market, while in the first quarter of 2010, they accounted for 23% of the market.
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