ComScore Unveils Mobile Market Share for Quarter Ending July 2012
September 5, 2012 8:39 AM
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Android is still tops in the US
ComScore has offered up its latest numbers looking at mobile subscriber market share for the mobile phone industry during the last three months ending in July 2012. To conduct the study, the company surveyed over 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.
Survey results found that Samsung was the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.6% of the market share in the US. The top operating system in the United States was Android with 52.2% of all smartphone subscribers. Apple iOS was the second most common smartphone operating system with 33.4% of the market.
saw its market share decline from 11.6% in April of 2012 to 9.5% in July 2012. Microsoft also saw its share of the smartphone market decline from 4% in April to 3.6% as of July.
As far as top mobile phone manufacturers, LG was in second place behind Samsung with 18.4% of the market within the United States. Apple had 16.3% of the market for third place with Motorola in fourth place sporting 11.2% of the market and HTC holding 6.4% of the market.
Interestingly, the only two smartphone manufacturers that grew their market share between April 2012 and July 2012 were Apple and HTC with 1.9% and 0.4% gains respectively. The survey also looked at mobile content usage during the quarter with 75.6% of mobile subscribers sending text messages to other phone users. Statistics showed 52.6% of subscribers downloaded an app during the quarter, and 51.2% used a mobile browser during the quarter.
The survey found that 37.9% of all mobile subscribers use their phone to access a blog or social networking site, 33.8% use the phone to play games, and 28.3% listen to music on their mobile phones.
The survey polled mobile subscribers 13 and older.
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Lies, damned lies and...
9/6/2012 1:16:35 AM
Statistics. The article reads a bit as if these numbers are world wide. However, turns out that they only cover the US of A, which has < 6% of the world's mobile phones. So this article is useful, how?
Tell me what are the top operating systems for India and China, (combined they have about 35% of the total mobile market) as well as top mobile manufacturers. The numbers for ~2 Billion are worth far more, (statistics wise) than a measly 310 million...
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