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Apple took second place with 28.7 percent market share

The latest comScore report shows that Android is still dominating U.S. mobile subscriber market share ahead of Apple's iOS.

The report, which measures mobile market share for the U.S. during a three month period ending November 2011, provides an average among over 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.

According to comScore, 234 million Americans age 13 and over used mobile devices in the three month period, and 91.4 million of them are smartphone owners. Android-based devices took the lead position with 46.9 percent share in the smartphone market. Apple took second place with 28.7 percent, followed by RIM (16.6 percent), Microsoft (5.2 percent) and Symbian (1.5 percent).

Samsung, which creates mobile Android-based devices, was the handset leader during the three month timeframe with 25.6 percent market share. This was a 0.3 increase from the previous three month period ending August 2011. LG followed with 20.5 percent, Motorola had 13.7 percent, Apple had 11.2 percent and RIM fell in last place with 6.5 percent.

The results hardly seem surprising, since a report from earlier this month stated that Android claims nearly half of the U.S. smartphone market. Also, Android dominated comScore's report ending August 2011 with 43.8 percent market share, leaving Apple in second place with 27.3 percent.

Another unsurprising factor about comScore's report is that RIM has lost market share since the three month period ending August 2011, sliding from 19.7 percent to 16.6 percent in top smartphone platforms and also falling from 7.1 percent to 6.5 percent top mobile OEMs. More than likely, its tumble is due to RIM's October data outage that lasted four days and spanned the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Source: comScore



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Interesting way to imply things
By Shadowself on 12/30/2011 2:26:49 PM , Rating: 1
I know DailyTech is fully behind Samsung and against Apple in the current smartphone wars, but...

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Samsung, which creates mobile Android-based devices, was the handset leader during the three month timeframe with 25.6 percent market share.


In an article about Android's huge lead and smartphones (Android is smartphone only, after all.) it is truly misleading to switch from smartphone percentages to percentages of ALL phones shipped -- and even keep a reference to Android in the very same sentence. If you maintain the article along smartphone lines how can Apple's percentage of smartphone hardware be anything less than the iOS percentage? How can RIM's be so radically different? Why cloud it and not give Samsung's smartphone percentage? (As well as LG's, Motorola's, Nokia's, HTC's and others?)

While Android will almost certainly -- eventually -- reach 70%-80% of all smartphones with iOS and Windows claiming the vast majority of the remaining percentage, it is poor reporting at best to write such a misleading paragraph.




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