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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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RE: Holds on. Really?
By Tony Swash on 12/30/2011 6:48:59 PM , Rating: -1
The thing about that article is that it's very much a snapshot in time. The Apple Store employees in the article say the rise in infection rate is almost exclusively MacDefender. If I'm not mistaken, the scam company behind MacDefender has been shut down. Apple also has explicit articles on malware and MacDefender so they are hardly hiding the issue, for example:

An update on the article for the current malware situation on Mac would be useful.

Charlie Miller has already said Lion addressed his previous complaints on lacking a full ALSR implementation and sandboxing and that Lion is now comparable to Windows in security. Apple does seem to be at least a little more conscious of security than before.

I always love it when Windows apologists and/or iPhobes squirm about trying to construct an optical illusion to prove that Apple and Macs somehow have a poor security record. They are so ingenious and so delusional and their delusions are so carefully and thoughtfully crafted. Sadly it is all for nought as the buying public are perfectly well aware of the real security history of Windows and Macs and what the real security experience is like on those respective platforms, aware of which one is safe and which one is hellish.

But feel free to continue with the delusional arguments - as I said it's tremendously amusing and jolly clever in a futile sort of way.

RE: Holds on. Really?
By Pirks on 12/30/2011 7:08:08 PM , Rating: 4
I always love it when Windows apologists and/or iPhobes squirm about trying to construct an optical illusion to prove that Apple and Macs somehow have a poor security record
I don't see any difference with iFanatics like you who pretend that Windows is full of security holes. If that were the case then all my relatives who I assembled a bunch of cheapo $300 WinPCs for would have had a ton of viruses and trojans by now, but they still don't have any, why? Because Windows IS secure these days, because they don't use XP without service packs like iFanatics do, because they don't open spam attachments like iFanatics do.

In short, problems with Windows security are caused by dumb people who use their computers. If you are an iFanatic this means you are dumb, therefore you will have XP without service packs on some ancient PC, and you will open all the spam attachments you get, and you will always blame Windows, not yourself. I've met a ton of people like these on forums here and there, they all speak like you Tony - Windows is nightmare, it's a virus hole blah blah.

And then I ask them what they run and it's same sh!t again and again - older PC with XP from 2001, and a shiny new Mac nearby, oh god this new Mac is SO much better, they scream. Of course it is, you moron, but have you tried new PC that costs same $2000 like your new shiny Mac? Of course not. So what are you comparing it with? You comparing your new BMW with your 10-year old Ford Taurus?

This kind of logic won't fly on this site Tony, you have to switch gears and use other arguments. Pretending that Windows STILL has same bunch of security holes like it did 10 years ago only shows that you are either a dumb iFanatic or maybe you pretend to be one.

RE: Holds on. Really?
By Tony Swash on 12/31/11, Rating: -1
RE: Holds on. Really?
By Pirks on 12/31/2011 6:49:42 PM , Rating: 2
PC users are more stupid than Mac users and that's why Windows gets all the security problems?
No, PC users are much more numerous and Mac users are very rare bunch, non-present outside of a few well-developed wealthy countries like US and Wester Europe and such. Therefore you have gazillions of PC users with a LOT of dumb people among them, which causes malware attacks. And you have a few Mac users with just a few dumb heads among them, hence no malware attacks. No users - no attacks. Got it now?
Meanwhile in the real world the people who buy computers know perfectly well on which platform security problems are ubiquitous and on which platform they are vanishingly rare.
More like "Meanwhile in the real world the people who buy computers know perfectly well which platform is super popular and hence has all sorts of malware, and which platform is so invisible and almost non-existent that even malware authors don't bother writing anything for it, hence no securityy issues."

RE: Holds on. Really?
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/1/2012 2:20:38 PM , Rating: 1
As I said feel free to continue in general with the delusional arguments.
From you, that's rich.

RE: Holds on. Really?
By spread on 12/31/2011 1:27:53 AM , Rating: 3
But feel free to continue with the delusional arguments

"Apple saved me." - Tony Swash

How's that for delusional? Crazy old man.

"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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