Android OS Smartphone Market Share
The New Reality for Customer Engagement
According to market-research firm ComScore, the Android OS smartphone platform gained 5 percent market share in the U.S. in 2Q 2010, capturing a total of 17 percent of the space. Apple's iOS platform and RIM's BlackBerry OS lost 1.3 percent and 1.8 percent of the market, respectively in that period. Currently, RIM dominates 39.3 percent of the OS market, while Apple has 23.8 percent of the space.
The CIO Insight
Keep a close eye on the growth of Android OS. For now, Android is not an enterprise-worthy option. But that's not going to stop your tech-savvy workers from trying to use their nifty new Droid smartphones in your enterprise. As Google starts dominating the smartphone market -- and realizes that the corporate world is integral to its future success -- it might only be a matter of time before it gets serious about adding the security and management features that the enterprise requires.
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