Android Gains Marketshare, Challenging Apple And RIM

In this modern age, many people have what are known as smartphones. They are mobile phones with the ability to do more than just make calls and text messages, they can access the internet, download and run applications and even act as your GPS device. RIM’s Blackberry holds the top spot in terms of marketshare, with Apple and Google (Android) close behind.

However, the marketshare reports for the last three months are now out, and despite everybody staying in the same position, Google’s Android phones are gaining marketshare on the competition. Stan Schroeder over on Mashable has the full story, including the chart showing the change in marketshare between the phone companies.

These figures are from the period between April 2010 and July 2010. RIM (Blackberry) is on top with 39.3% of all smartphones currently active in the market, Apple has 23.8% whilst Google’s Android phones cover 17% of the market. The interesting thing here is that RIM lost 1.8% since July, Apple lost 1.3% whilst Android gained 5%. This is despite the launch of the Apple iPhone 4.

For the full comScore grid containing all the changes, check out the Mashable article. For all things Android, click here. What do you make of these results? What effect does this have on the market? Let us know in the comments.