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ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

08 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too - read the full textComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the big news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million mark for the first time. The report covers the three month period that ended this January, over which there were no...


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arm and android rocks......a rocks

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  • 2012-03-08 19:58
  • tE%r

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-08 16:58 from p$VH - click to readThis is US ONLY were symbian has always been irrelevant it's world wide that symbian matters.

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  • 2012-03-08 19:53
  • 3p9F

friends, wp is exotic but not is very customizable.we see different UI available on different people have plenty of choices.people will get bored of UI after some months and shift to other os when they are using wp.its not the case with is fully customizable.thats the advantage of open source over closed source.we use smartphones everyday and every moment and we need options in our devices and that is where android wins.

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  • 2012-03-08 19:49
  • tE%r

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-08 17:39 from thtA - click to readyou realize these numbers ae for the US only

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  • 2012-03-08 19:46
  • gICK
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OMG! MS lost 1 percent again?? I think they never gonna compete with android in future.

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  • 2012-03-08 19:36
  • XukQ

bada 2 is not released in US yet if happend it will take 3rd possition atleast that the quality of bada.

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  • 2012-03-08 19:10
  • t}Xa

Nokia will be back with their WP8 phones.

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  • 2012-03-08 19:03
  • uvh4

Symbian is dead long live the KING iOS

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  • 2012-03-08 19:01
  • myAy

Short and sweat, i hope apple will go bankrupt in 2025 and Nokias investors agree to fire Stephan Elop before 2015

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  • 2012-03-08 18:55
  • 0xQi

1. You know that you Americans never liked Symbian? Well you never did, you always went for WM or RIM.
2. Apple sucks, what lets me say that, this, iOS has been a lot longer than Android and it owns 46.3% market share where iOS has only a lousy 11-12%.
3. Have you Symbian haters seen Symbian forums? Guess not, there is a new mod of CFW every few weeks, but you apple fankids never understood what sharing means, so i guess you can be the smallest group like everywhere: PCs, Tablets, Phones, TVs and etc.
4. I like this one the best, when the 3G came out every mid-high level symbian device had 3G technology for like since 2006(or 2005), anyway Iphone 3g main opponent was a non touchscreen, Nokia n95 8gb(i still have my N81, while it was only a privet compared to the N95 8gb 1man army) which ran quake 3 and had 8gb of memory, and a real screen 2.8inch(biggest screen on a non touch phone), a real 5mp camera, a real music player(i've compared a friends 4s with my N81 sound quality, N81 wins, so logically in sound quality iPhone 4S

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  • 2012-03-08 18:53
  • 0xQi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-08 17:39 from thtA - click to readIn USA Symbians marker share has always been 1-3%. In 2000 Nokias (all phones) market share was almost 40% in US, but now its about 4%.

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  • 2012-03-08 18:13
  • iAZq

> In reply to Roy @ 2012-03-08 16:04 from KAji - click to readHi, I think that the 11% is the share of Apple in the mobile market (smartphones and feature phones). The 29% is the share of ios in the smartphone (not feature) market.
So Apple sells 11% of all the phones sold in US and the IOs in the operating system of 29% of all the smartphones sold in the United States.

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  • 2012-03-08 17:54
  • JpFL

I want to see how many people uses their phone for calling now... It's not on the chart. The purpose of being a "phone" is long gone... It's just a mini gaming device now.

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  • 2012-03-08 17:47
  • xdvF

Just look at symbian rate and now nokia fansboy should understand only Android is the best among iOS.

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  • 2012-03-08 17:39
  • thtA

> In reply to Roy @ 2012-03-08 16:04 from KAji - click to readthe mobile data is for Smart phone & non Smartphone, the OS data is among smartphone.

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  • 2012-03-08 17:01
  • utkj

> In reply to Shodhannv @ 2012-03-08 16:26 from uvXB - click to readBecause they are dead. Symbian (nokia) now at 1.5% of the smart phone world as everyone knows it out dated technology.

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  • 2012-03-08 16:58
  • p$VH

Android just rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Google Go

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  • 2012-03-08 16:55
  • 2wIP

The number of terminals include non-smartphone.

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  • 2012-03-08 16:53
  • pX86

> In reply to Roy @ 2012-03-08 16:04 from KAji - click to readIpad and Ipod touch

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  • 2012-03-08 16:52
  • uuxk

Yes, Roy, you are missing the fact that the 11% share refers to all phones (including phones not classified as Smartphones), whereas the 28% relates to Smartphones only.

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  • 2012-03-08 16:51
  • Scm3

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