The consumer research shop says U.S. sales of smartphones using Google’s mobile operating system climbed past Apple in the first three months of this year. Google (GOOG) nabbed 28 percent of the market, while Apple (AAPL) claimed 21 percent, NPD says. Less surprising is that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIMM) still leads the market, with 36 percent.
I am waiting for my Verizon loving friend to call and boast. Here is the thing though, it doesn’t matter. Competition is great, it propels platforms forward. I don’t believe Apple is in it for market share, they are in it to be the best, and they are.