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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 Pirks on 12/31/2011 6:49:42 PM , Rating: 2
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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?
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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."


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