Google with its Android mobile operating system and Apple with its iOS-powered iPhone lineup have gained over rivals during December to February, new data says.
The data comes from comScore which says that Android now has a 50.1 percent market share in the U.S. smartphone arena followed by iOS which has a 30.2 percent market share.
This means that Google has gained 3.2 percentage points in the U.S. smartphone market share race while Apple has gained 1.5 percentage points.
This marks a milestone for Google as it is the first time that the Android mobile OS has taken more than half of the smartphone market.
On the losing end, however, are RIM (BlackBerry) and Microsoft (Windows Phone).
According to the comScore data, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform lost 3.2 percentage points in the December to February quarter landing it a market share of 13.4 percent compared to a 16.6 percent market share in the three month period ending in November 2011.
RIM also lost 1.3 percentage points to clinch 3.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone market for the said period, compared to a 5.2 percent market share last September to October.
Symbian remained at 1.5 percent market share, the same market share it held for the U.S. smartphone market for the last six months.