Kantar Worldpanel (a market research firm) has put out mobile operating system sales as a percentage of the whole for the 12 weeks ending March 15, 2012. This is before the Lumia 900 came out – remember that point.
In the US, we see Android keeping its top position, but barely, falling from 54.2 to 47.6. iOS jumped from 30.1. to 42.9. Win7 almost doubled its share from 1.9 to 3.6. Rim crashed hard, going from 9.3 to 3.2! Ouch. Rounding out the bottom were Symbian (no change at .5), WinMo (really? 1.5 to .1), “Other” (2.4 to 2.1) and Bada sits on the floor at 0.
Remember that this was before the Lumia 900 launched? And WP7 doubled its share – probably on sales of the 710 on T-Mobile and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. I can’t wait to see what kind of bump the 900 gave WP7! Hopefully, despite the problems people are having with the purple screen and camera and buttons, this will not be a temporary bounce. The Titan II also will be reflected in the next 12 week report. Let’s hope we can keep this going!
What we need to remember, though, is that every country is different. Interestingly, with the exception of Spain (lower) and Germany (higher) on this list (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US, Australia), Windows Phone 7 is doing pretty solidly around 3.x. Symbian is in free-fall (45.0 to 8.8 in Spain), RIM fell everywhere but Spain, iOS made either large gains or small losses, Android made significant gains everywhere except the US, and the French seem to be the only ones buying on Bada.