Android has the biggest market share in terms of smartphone platform, with RIM in number two and iOS in third place. In most charts and graphs that you see, RIM has been steadily declining in terms of market share which has put them almost on the same level as iOS, who has managed to maintain a steady ~25%, give or take.
Well now it looks like iOS has officially over taken RIM, putting them at 26.6% which is 1.9% more than RIM’s share at 24.7%. However RIM wasn’t the only “loser” here as the rest of the platforms, with the exception of iOS and Android, faced similar drops, with Microsoft and Palm dropping 1.9% and 0.4% respectively.
However, with Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich slated for a year end release, and iOS 5 (and the rumored iPhone 5) and Windows Phone 7’s Mango update scheduled for a release some time this fall, those numbers could look to change rather dramatically, something which we’re pretty sure Microsoft is counting on as they are hoping to regain the market share with their slew of upcoming WP7 devices running on the Mango update.