Talk about momentum. According to NPD, the Android OS skyrocketed in the first quarter to 28 percent market share to earn Google’s platform the No. 2 spot in the U.S. That leaves iPhone in the dust (at a relatively large but flat 21 percent). Now only RIM’s 36 percent share stands in Android’s way. And based on just how many compelling devices are coming out this summer, BlackBerry could take a back seat before the year is out.
Think about it: Evo 4G, myTouch3G Slide, Garminphone, Galaxy S, LG Ally, Droid Incredible. That’s a pretty strong stable of smart phones, one that RIM may not be able to beat back with upcoming handsets like the Pearl 3G and rumored Bold slider. Of course, the next-gen iPhone is just around the corner, too, but unless Verizon Wireless is getting it there may be no stopping that little green robot.
Check out the OS market share trending data below.