ComScore: Android Has Nearly 50% Of US Market, IOS Grows Too

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ComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the gigantic news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million imprint for the first time.

The report covers the three month period that ended this January, over which there were no position shuffling among the Top 5 phone makers. Samsung remains on top with just over a quarter of the market, followed by LG, Motorola, Apple and RIM. Apple is the only company whose share grew (by 2 percentage points), RIM's share remained steady and the rest lost some share.

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Top Mobile OEMs

3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers

Oct-11

Jan-12

Point Change

Total Mobile Subscribers

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Samsung

25.5%

25.4%

-0.1

LG

20.6%

19.7%

-0.9

Motorola

13.6%

13.2%

-0.4

Apple

10.8%

12.8%

2.0

RIM

6.6%

6.6%

0.0


This table includes feature phones, while the next focuses on smartphone OSes. Android is the undeniable champ and it grew the most, closing in on the 50% mark. Apple's iOS grew too, but all the other OSes lost share. Microsoft's position isn't very rosy - they went from 5.4% to 4.4%.

Top Smartphone Platforms

3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011

Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers

Oct-11

Jan-12

Point Change

Total Smartphone Subscribers

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google

46.3%

48.6%

2.3

Apple

28.1%

29.5%

1.4

RIM

17.2%

15.2%

-2.0

Microsoft

5.4%

4.4%

-1.0

Symbian

1.6%

1.5%

-0.1


More and more US phone owners are using their phones for more than just calls - nearly three fourths of them text, about half browse the web and utilize apps and a third play games and utilize social networks.

Mobile Content Usage

3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens

Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers

Oct-11

Jan-12

Point Change

Total Mobile Subscribers

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Sent text message to another phone

71.8%

74.6%

2.8

Used downloaded apps

43.8%

48.6%

4.8

Used browser

44.0%

48.5%

4.5

Accessed social networking site or blog

32.3%

35.7%

3.4

Played Games

29.2%

31.8%

2.6

Listened to music on mobile phone

21.2%

24.5%

3.3


Interestingly only about a quarter utilize their phones for music (24.5%, up 3.3 percentage points), even though we've seen a number of music-focused phones hit the market recently.

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