Samsung Remains U.S. Mobile Market Leader

Samsung remained the U.S. mobile market leader over the three months ending with November, 2012.

The company accounted for 26.9 percent of all mobile subscribers in the United States, representing a 1.2 increase increase from the prior three-month period. Apple settled for second place with a 18.5 percent share of the market, a jump of 1.4 percent.

Comparatively, for the three months ending with November , 2011, Samsung's U.S. mobile share stood at 25.6 percent, while Apple was placed in fourth with a 11.2 percent share.

In third place, LG accounted for 18.2 percent of the market, followed by Google-owned Motorola with 11.2 percent and HTC with 6.3 percent.

As for smartphone operating systems, Google's Android remained the market leader with a 53.7 percent share, in increase of 1.1 percent. Apple's iOS, meanwhile, came in at second with a 35 percent share, which is an increase of 0.7 percent.

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, Nokia's Symbian and RIM's BlackBerry all lost market share. The latter settled for third place with a 7.3 percent share, a drop of 1 percent.

Windows Phone OS followed with a 3 percent share, which is a 0.6 percent decrease, while Nokia's Symbian accounted for 0.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone OS market, a drop of 0.2 percent.

For the three months ending with November, 123 million consumers in the U.S. owned smartphones, which represents 53 percent of all mobile phone owners in the region.

As for the global market, Samsung was recently named the industry's market leader with a 29 percent share.

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  • halcyon
    This is not's pretty much expected.
  • deftonian
    *Puts arm around Zak as he hangs his head and drops some tears*
  • reprotected
    Commence Google hate: tomorrow.