comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down

05 April, 2013 | Comments (166) | Post your comment

comScore has been keeping track of smartphone usage in the US and has noticed Apple and iOS rising over the three month period ending in February. Apple asserted itself as the top smartphone vendor in the country with a 38.4% market share (up 3.9 percentage points).

Its closest competitor, Samsung, showed slower growth - 1 percentage point to 21.3%. The remaining three companies in the Top 5, all Android makers, saw their share decline. There were no changes in position, though - HTC holds third place ahead of Motorola in fourth and LG in fifth.


Top Smartphone OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12 Feb-13 Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Apple 35.0% 38.9% 3.9
Samsung 20.3% 21.3% 1.0
HTC 11.0% 9.3% -1.7
Motorola 9.5% 8.4% -1.1
LG 7.0% 6.8% -0.2


As for OS market share, Android kept its first place with a 51.7% share but lost some ground to iOS, which grew to 38.9%. With a modest growth Windows Phone is closing the gap on BlackBerry. Strangely, Symbian is still refusing to give up on its 0.5% share.


Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12 Feb-13 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google 53.7% 51.7% -2.0
Apple 35.0% 38.9% 3.9
BlackBerry 7.3% 5.4% -1.9
Microsoft 3.0% 3.2% 0.2
Symbian 0.5% 0.5% 0.0


In the US, over half of phone users have a smartphone - that's 57% or 133.7 million people. Adoption is spreading quite quickly, too - 8% increase over the past three months alone.


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comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down - reader comments

  • Duel

"They believe that Iphone is far far superior than any other smartphone in every segment which is not true." They dont believe its the best, nowdays iPhone is very easy pick, if you understand what i mean. When you are buying expensive...

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  • 2013-04-09 16:18
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  • xili

"..... i'm not here saying iPhone is better than some other phone, I don't understand why people need to try to prove something, I mean read your comment :) what you are trying to prove to me :D Be happy with your choice and i'm happy with ...

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  • 2013-04-09 10:48
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  • vampyren

Worst excuses EVER! I own iPhone5 and S3 and i too hate that Apple dont add basic yes basic features into the iOS. Sure you can use dropbox but why would you when you can send it directly phone to phone. Its like everytime you want to buy a milk...

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  • 2013-04-09 00:09
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