ComScore: Android Holds Onto No. 1 U.S. Mobile Market Share Position
December 30, 2011 10:28 AM
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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.
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RE: Holds on. Really?
1/2/2012 6:32:53 PM
It's freedom vs a fascist control. Which do you think is better?
In practice, those poor Android users get slower hardware, fewer apps, more malware, more ads, and a hardware ecosystem built around handset makers and cell carriers pushing more frequent hardware upgrades because almost all phones don't get support for major OS updates.
But hey, you can tweak your homescreen.
"People Don't Respect Confidentiality in This Industry" -- Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton
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