Android Commands Over Half of U.S. Smartphone Market

Google's Android platform remains the leader in the U.S. smartphone market with shares representing over 50 percent of the entire market.

ComScore's figures for its August 2012 report, which was collected from more than 30,000 U.S. mobile users, shows that Android increased its market share by 1.7 percent to 52.6 percent.

Apple, meanwhile, enjoyed an increase of 2.4 percent to 34.3 percent with its iOS software. BlackBerry owner Research In Motion experienced another considerable loss with a 3.1 percent market share decrease and an overall share of 8.3 percent.



Microsoft's Windows Phone and Nokia's Symbian operating systems trailed behind RIM with decreases of 0.4 percent each.

On the hardware front, Samsung's share remained at 25.7 percent, while Apple experienced a 2.1 percent increase to 17.1 percent. It should be noted that the latter's market share increase occurred before the iPhone 5 was even announced.

 

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  • Anonymous
    Hmm those numbers don't add up to 100... The May-12 column is missing 0.7% somewhere and the Aug-12 column is missing 0.5%. This may not seem like much but that's the equivalent of the Symbian market share.
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  • Vladislaus
    DakiHmm those numbers don't add up to 100... The May-12 column is missing 0.7% somewhere and the Aug-12 column is missing 0.5%. This may not seem like much but that's the equivalent of the Symbian market share.

    Because there are other operating systems beside those mentioned. It means that in May, .7% of smartphones are using other OS's and in August that percentage went down to .5%.
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  • kartu
    Let me translate that to you:
    Galaxy III sales are TWICE that of Galaxy II sales.
    Apple's first weekend iPhone 5 sales are TWO TIMES LOWER than expected by analysts.
    So they need to do something about it, besides suing. So here you go with"oh it's +2%".

    At the same time, Apple's share is magically on 34% mark, when it's hardware only covers 17% of the market.

    Could someone, cough, enlighten us, which other manufacturer sells hardware with iOS?
    /facepalm
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