The last time we talked about comScore numbers was in June and they showed what the market looked like in May. The new comScore report compares the growth in the segment for the quarter ending in May versus a three-month average for the ending in February 2011. The numbers found that the Android platform was the dominant OS on the market with 38.1% in the quarter ending in May 2011.
For the three months ending in February 2011 Android had 33% of the market. Android is growing still and at a faster rate than the iPhone is growing. For the quarter ending in May 2011, Apple had 26.6% of the market while during the three months ending in February 2011 Apple held 25.2% of the market. RIM had third place in the chart with 24.7% of the market as of May.
That number for RIM is a decline from 28.9% for the period ending in February. Microsoft also saw its share of the market share drop from 7.8% in February to 5.8% in May. Palm also saw a decline from 2.8% in February to 2.4% in May. Google and Apple were the only companies to grow smartphone share.