And the march continues for Google and their Android OS, as they have jumped past Apple’s iOS to take the second spot for market share in Europe. Just last year, Android only accounted for 6% of Europe’s smartphones. Surprisingly to some, perhaps not Google, they have soared to 22.3% of the European market, which includes France, Germany, Italy, Span, and the UK.
The only OS that remains for Google to surpass is Nokia’s Symbian platform. Symbian has 37.8% of the European market, but that does represent a 16.1% decrease from 2010. All in all, we can safely assume that Google will pass Nokia pretty soon.
The other market holders are as follows: Apple has 20.3%, RIM has 9.4%, and Microsoft has 6.7%. After looking at these comScore numbers, I can’t say that I am too surprised. What about you? For more information, check out the chart below.