Android: RIM’s worst nightmare (ZDNet)
The data points on Android market share keep coming and the story is the same: Google’s mobile operating system is gaining share at a rapid clip. However, most of those share gains are coming at Research in Motion’s expense. Android is quickly becoming RIM’s worst nightmare.
First, Canalys reports that devices running Android had 44 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter. Apple also ousted RIM from the top spot with 26 percent market share. NPD’s figures show more Android domination—the OS was installed on 44 percent of all smartphones in the third quarter, up 11 percent from the second quarter.
NPD has Apple’s iOS rising a point to 23 percent. RIM fell to third from 28 percent to 22 percent…