In for months covering May 2010 to August 2010, Google’s Android OS grew its market share within the corporate environment from 10% to 16% – up from just 3% in November of 2009. Impressive stuff.
But what about iOS, the operating system that powers Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads, iPhones and iPods? It’s not doing too shabby either!
During the same period, iOS also grew its business market share from 30% to the 31% it sits at currently – nearly double that of Google’s OS.
As with everything in life, if there’s a winner there has to be a loser – in this case both RIM with its Blackberry handsets, Microsoft with Windows Mobile and Palm/HP with the Pre. All three are seeing their share drop, with Blackberry falling 3% between May and August 2010 and Microsoft and Palm both losing 1 percentage point in the same period.
What does this tell us? For starters, Apple’s recent moves to incorporate more business features into its iOS releases is clearly working – better Exchange support is one improvement from recent updates.
Secondly it’s worth noting that Android is on dozens of devices across a multitude of carriers. The iPhone is but one handset, and in the US at least, it’s on just one carrier too.
It makes you wonder – what would happen if Apple allowed its OS on other handsets, and onto other carriers?!