The most recent numbers from comScore Networks proceed for instance the problem dealing with Microsoft in the cellular market. On a three-month rolling common, the corporate’s share of U.S. smartphone subscribers fell to five.8 % as of Might, down from 7.7 % in February, in accordance with a new report from the research firm earlier today. See this chart under.
But it surely’s the lengthy view the place the development actually turns into clear. Digging into the archives, comScore’s numbers from a year ago present Microsoft’s present 5.8 % evaluating to 13.2 % as of Might 2010. On the time, that was simply forward of Google — whose Android working system has since soared to the No. 1 place with more than 38 % of the market. Right here’s that chart.
Going again just a little further, Microsoft stood at almost 20 % of the market much less than two years in the past, in October 2009. That was No. 3 — behind RIM’s BlackBerry in the No. 1 spot (41.3 % on the time) and Apple’s iPhone (24.8 %). Right here’s that chart.
The complete market has modified dramatically since then, as proven in the primary chart on the high, with RIM slipping to the No. 3 place in the most recent comScore report, at 24.7 % as of Might 2011, behind Apple in the No. 2 spot with 26.6 %.
Microsoft’s subsequent replace to Home windows Telephone, dubbed Mango, has been getting positive reviews. The corporate at this level is banking on the opportunity of reversing its fortunes over time — hoping that the market stays simply as dynamic, however in its favor as an alternative.