ComScore has released a list of the top smartphone operating systems by market share in the United States in October. Who’s on top? Research in Motion (but for how much longer?), followed by Apple, then Microsoft, Palm, Symbian, and finally Google.
The guys at FierceDeveloper have put together this nifty chart showing the top smartphone operating systems by number of active users in the United States in October, based on comScore’s data. The following chart is based on a list that is derived from a three-month average ending in October of U.S. mobile subscribers over the age of 13. ComScore asked respondents what type of phone they own, and derived operating system information based on those responses.
Below: the chart of comScore’s data. The yellow bars are the most recent statistics.
What’s interesting about comScore’s latest number is it’s the first time iPhone OS market share has surpassed Windows Mobile. According to the data, approximately 36 million Americans are smartphone owners, with 40% of those owning Blackberries and 25% owning iPhones. Windows Mobile share has shrunk to 20% and with the increasing popularity of the iPhone and Google’s Android OS, it’s not looking too hot for WinMo (Windows Mobile).
What is your personal favorite? What OS would you prefer for your Business Smartphone? Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone or Google Android (maye be Nexus One)?