Android Share Surpasses 50% In The US, ComScore Reports

By 06:38 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Comments


The analysts from comScore have just published their report on the US smartphone market and it tells a rather different tale from the one from the Nielsen numbers published last week. According to comScore Android has not only passed the 50% market share imprint already, but it's also still the biggest gainer in the smartphone race.

According to the recent report, the Google Operating System (OS) powers 50.1% of all smartphones in the US, with iOS running on 30.2% of them. That's a ways off the 48% vs 32% breakdown that Nielsen reported, and we're frankly not sure who to believe here.

Top Smartphone Platforms

3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2011

Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+

 

Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers

Nov-11

Feb-12

Point Change

Total Smartphone Subscribers

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google

46.9%

50.1%

3.2

Apple

28.7%

30.2%

1.5

RIM

16.6%

13.4%

-3.2

Microsoft

5.2%

3.9%

-1.3

Symbian

1.5%

1.5%

0.0


And things acquire even more confusing when you see at the recent acquirers numbers. Nielsen assumed that iOS has almost caught up with Android over the past three months (getting a 43% share to the 48% of the green droids), while comScore now says that the Google Operating System (OS) is the fastest growing platform gaining 3.2 percent points in the past three months alone. Apple's iOS on the other hand has a reported growth of 1.5 percent points.

Top Mobile OEMs

3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2011

Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+

Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers

Nov-11

Feb-12

Point Change

Total Mobile Subscribers

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Samsung

25.6%

25.6%

0.0

LG

20.5%

19.4%

-1.1

Apple

11.2%

13.5%

2.3

Motorola

13.7%

12.8%

-0.9

HTC

5.9%

6.3%

0.4


One thing the two tech analysis companies are unanimous in is their claims that RIM's BlackBerry and the Microsoft's Windows Phone platforms are doing pretty badly (although again there're some differences in the exact numbers quoted), losing market share with each passing month. If they don't pick up their game soon, the smartphone race might soon turn into a dual.

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