Android US market share growth continues, comScore reports

31 August, 2011 | Comments (127) | Post your comment

The marketing research company comScore has just published its report on the US mobile phone market for the three months ending in July. The numbers confirm that Android continues to increase its share at a staggering rate, while Samsung maintains its position as the US largest cell phone manufacturer.

With the iPhone missing on its usual July refresh cycle, Android didn't even need the Galaxy S II help in the US to gain the huge 5.4 percent points in the past three months alone. The share of the Google OS now sits at 41.8%, which is nearly 15 percent points more than that of the second most popular platform.

That second most popular platform would, of course, be iOS, which claimed a market share of 27.0%. That's a 1 percent point increase over the past three months, despite the fact that no new handset entered the Apple OS ranks - impressive indeed.

The other smartphone platforms on the US market are still unable to match the growth rates of the two behemoths. The once leading BlackBerry OS has lost 4 whole percent points in the past three months alone and now holds just 21.7% of 82.2 million smartphones in the US - putting it at a distant third place.

WP7 is also still unable to make a difference with Microsoft's share slipping a percent point to a market share of 5.7%. Symbian is not doing particularly well either (even by its own low standards in the US) and now powers less than one in twenty-five American smartphones.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Apr. 2011
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Apr-11 Jul-11 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google 36.4% 41.8% 5.4
Apple 26.0% 27.0% 1.0
RIM 25.7% 21.7% -4.0
Microsoft 6.7% 5.7% -1.0
Symbian 2.3% 1.9% -0.4

And here's how the overall (that's smartphones and feature phones) manufacturer leaderboard in the US stands: Samsung gains a percent point and leads with a share of 25.5%, while LG is second with an unchanged 20.9%. Motorola continues its way down, losing 1.5 percent points, but its 14.1% share is enough to secure the third spot.

Top Mobile OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Apr. 2011
Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Apr-11 Jul-11 Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Samsung 24.5% 25.5% 1.0
LG 20.9% 20.9% 0.0
Motorola 15.6% 14.1% -1.5
Apple 8.3% 9.5% 1.2
RIM 8.2% 7.6% -0.6

Apple, however, is quickly closing the gap with their market share adding an extra 1.2 percent points to a total of 9.5%. RIM comes last of the major manufacturers in the US, holding 7.6% of the 234-million unit market.

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Android US market share growth continues, comScore reports - reader comments

  • Leon

You can say that but android is the leader and iOS only can be the the second because android grow at levels of 5% per month and the others decrease now when steve leave the boat of apple IOS will die slowy but safe

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  • 2011-09-02 23:26
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  • Sach

Seems like you are frustrated and got some bribe from Apple...!!!!!!!! LOLZ.... :D :P

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  • 2011-09-02 20:24
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  • Anonymous

Welcome to GSM arena, Mr.Jobs. :-)

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  • 2011-09-02 16:20
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