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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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  • 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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  • booyaah
    Can anyone say, yesterday's news?
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  • zaroth105
    kartuLet 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
    Read the charts. The top is the Smartphone market and the bottom is Smartphone and Non-Smartphone market. Apple has different shares in these markets. Not a difficult concept.

    /facepalm
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  • robochump
    iPhone 5 supplies could not keep up with demand thus lower than expected sales even thought the iP5 initial sales far outpaced the iP4/4S.

    I would expect the Android platform to have a dominant share of the market since it is an OS available to all smart phone companies to use. Google has done a great job with Android. This also goes for smart phone OEMs Samsung and LG offer a wide range of devices, some good and some not so much. Apple, one iOS and one smart phone but Apple does it very very well.

    Good to see Android doing so well since it does in fact owe its existence to Apple iOS. So this is innovation feeding off each other :) Sure the iHaters will not admit it but its fact.
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  • STravis
    robochumpiPhone 5 supplies could not keep up with demand thus lower than expected sales even thought the iP5 initial sales far outpaced the iP4/4S. I would expect the Android platform to have a dominant share of the market since it is an OS available to all smart phone companies to use. Google has done a great job with Android. This also goes for smart phone OEMs Samsung and LG offer a wide range of devices, some good and some not so much. Apple, one iOS and one smart phone but Apple does it very very well.Good to see Android doing so well since it does in fact owe its existence to Apple iOS. So this is innovation feeding off each other Sure the iHaters will not admit it but its fact.
    The other way to look at it is that all the SmarPhone manufacturers (Samsung/LG/HTC/etc) own 50% of the smarphone market amongst them. Apple owns 30-34% with one model of phone. There's a reason Apple is sitting on $$$B in cash.
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  • Kami3k
    robochumpGood to see Android doing so well since it does in fact owe its existence to Apple iOS. So this is innovation feeding off each other Sure the iHaters will not admit it but its fact.
    Apple Drone spotted.
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  • house70
    robochump.Good to see Android doing so well since it does in fact owe its existence to Apple iOS. So this is innovation feeding off each other Sure the iHaters will not admit it but its fact.Android was created in 2003, acquired by Google in 2005 etc. That why us "iHaters" (as you trollingly call us) will not admit it.
    Get your facts straight, instead of pulling stuff out of your ***.
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  • Vladislaus
    STravisThe other way to look at it is that all the SmarPhone manufacturers (Samsung/LG/HTC/etc) own 50% of the smarphone market amongst them. Apple owns 30-34% with one model of phone. There's a reason Apple is sitting on $$$B in cash.I didn't knew that the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 equaled to one model.
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