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Samsung Remains U.S. Mobile Market Leader

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26.9 percent market share sees Samsung remain the leading mobile phone vendor.

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 , January 4, 2013 11:03 PM
    This is not news...it's pretty much expected.
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    deftonian , January 4, 2013 11:25 PM
    *Puts arm around Zak as he hangs his head and drops some tears*
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    reprotected , January 4, 2013 11:33 PM
    Commence Google hate: tomorrow.
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    ivanto , January 5, 2013 12:12 AM
    There was a fake news about Galaxy s3 outselling iPhone in q3 2012.

    "Analysts" projected 18 million iPhones sold while S3 reached 19 million units.
    2 weeks later apple announced quarterly results with 26 million sold iPhones, or about 50% more than analysts projected.

    That was a clear PR stunt or stock manipulation by short traders but people still think S3 outsold iPhones.

    News and reports should be taken with a pound of salt.
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    Kami3k , January 5, 2013 7:10 AM
    ivantobut people still think S3 outsold iPhones.News and reports should be taken with a pound of salt.



    So if news is suppose to be taken with a pound of salt, how do you KNOW the iphone outsold the s3 in that quarter?

    Bazinga!
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    palladin9479 , January 5, 2013 11:47 AM
    And ... history continues to repeat itself.
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    ivanto , January 5, 2013 1:13 PM
    Kami3kSo if news is suppose to be taken with a pound of salt, how do you KNOW the iphone outsold the s3 in that quarter?Bazinga!


    Analyst's reports are non-binding. Your neighbor can release a report that IBM landed on the moon and confirmed it's made of cheese.

    if publicly traded company releases fake (fraudulent) reports, responsible execs will go to jail. (See Enron case). FTC doesn't like that
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    Anonymous , January 5, 2013 10:14 PM
    Now the flagship Galaxy S3 (international version) is suffering a "sudden Death" problem. And Samsung isn´t assuming it´s a hardware problem and denieing waranty in some countries... Search XDA
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    halcyon , January 6, 2013 12:16 AM
    I think I read that they can fix it via a software update. They'll get it done before Apple fixes the screen-size issue of the iPhone.
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    palladin9479 , January 6, 2013 8:20 AM
    Quote:
    Now the flagship Galaxy S3 (international version) is suffering a "sudden Death" problem. And Samsung isn´t assuming it´s a hardware problem and denieing waranty in some countries... Search XDA


    <.<

    Just take it to the service center and they reflash it, *poof* problem fixed.

    I also happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S3 SHW-M440S, have never experienced the issue your talking about.