Google Inc (GOOG), Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR) (BIDU): The Mobile Opportunity Is Greater Than You Imagined

Currently, Samsung is winning the battle, as 44% of all Android phones shipped in mid-2012 were from Samsung. Coming in second, and still holding a significant share, is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), whose iOS claims a 17% market share.

Rounding out the bottom are Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s Blackberry and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), the primary manufacturer of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)‘s Windows smart phones.

Source: IDC.

Though you can’t invest in Samsung (except for OTC markets), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is clearly the most investable of these four companies when it comes to the smartphone trend. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 8 has not shown as much promise as management had hoped for. And surveys show that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) BlackBerry 10, RIMM’s new operating system that is supposed to save the company, isn’t even on the radar of most potential buyers.

The article The Mobile Opportunity Is Greater Than You Imagined originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Brian Stoffel.

Fool contributor Brian Stoffel owns shares of Apple, Google, and Baidu. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Baidu, and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Baidu, China Mobile, Google, and Microsoft.

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