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comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

04 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US - read the full textThe most recent comScore figures confirm a trend we've become used to in 2012: Samsung and Google on top, with Apple steadily gaining ground. In what is steadily turning into a two horse race, Android and iOS now combine to hold a whopping 88.7% of the smartphone market. RIM's BlackBerry OS...

 

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> In reply to JackSparrowThePirate @ 2013-01-04 13:49 from fqfT - click to readWill U pls shut up ha... What is ur problem if Nokia is on top.. R U the owner of gsmarena or Samsung?? No right then y U giving here such comments.. Samsung may be number one now but most of the people who want to look for a phone the first choice will be Nokia.. So only its on top got it baby...

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  • 2013-01-07 11:51
  • vGt7

The first set of statistics are for smartphones only, while the second are for all mobile phones.

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  • 2013-01-06 21:26
  • Xr9e

How come Apple is 35% in the first graph but 18% in the second? Apple is the only manufacturer of iOS products so shouldn't both numbers be identical?

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  • 2013-01-06 16:59
  • IDes

> In reply to matrix @ 2013-01-06 09:48 from bC9E - click to readsony has never been among the top mobile manufacturers even though they make good handsets

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  • 2013-01-06 14:53
  • vG0W

While I cannot verify that as there's no info on this stats details and the source is now not responsive, I do believe that those are stats based solely on sales. So it does not tell you what the people have in their pockets, but what they are buying. And these are different things...

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  • 2013-01-06 13:51
  • 3r%E

Hey where is sony??

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  • 2013-01-06 09:48
  • bC9E

To enter into the Indian and Chinese market companies will need to market mainly on price and then features. Apple have some serious thinking to do. I can't see them reducing the price of their phones for these markets and I really can't see them producing a cheaper, lower spec version of the Iphone, despite some of the rumours.
Samsung, however has everything in place to swamp both markets with models such as the Ace and the S3 mini.
I don't believe Apple will grab anywhere need the market share that Samsung will grab, but this is just my opinion.

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  • 2013-01-05 22:03
  • m5D3

it's not a fact, they gone a mad window market is up by nokia and where is 21.5% share. i think they d'not no how to calculate

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  • 2013-01-05 21:17
  • wiU}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-05 07:22 from ttva - click to readThats very true. Their products are unreasonably expensive

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  • 2013-01-05 14:00
  • ftKb

> In reply to Nasser @ 2013-01-05 10:20 from 3YHt - click to readSAMASUNG??? what is that... hahaha

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  • 2013-01-05 13:02
  • tVq2

The best smartphone is provided by Samasung, and the best OS is provided by Google. Who give a shi* for the design and material, if you have the best phone, is that means its body must be from glass or gold?? Stupid users, Samsung is the best and will stay the best. For iPhone users what will happen if your phone felt down... Hahahahaha so now you admit that plastic is better.

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  • 2013-01-05 10:20
  • 3YHt

I read the links you provided. You seem to be correct for US market. For Indian market, low share of smartphones can be seen as opportunity. Pepple don't have money to spend on high end smartphones doesn't mean they want dumbphones. Check Micromax A110. It costs INR 10000 (approx $190) contract free. Since the launch in October, its selling great and out of the stock in most of the retailer shops or online stores.
P.S.- The comment I was replying seems to be deleted.

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  • 2013-01-05 09:08
  • Hkqs

Apple will grow more slowly and growth will decline because it serves for just one class and its phones are unreasonably expensive than other competitor .

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  • 2013-01-05 07:22
  • ttva

I don't really get it why samsung is on the top, I mean their phone design is bland, the material they used is standard, and there is nothing special on touchwiz UI...well, I'm using galaxy ace 2 right now, I bought it out of curiousity, is samsung that special? but I don't feel that exited after using it for about 3 months, well the phone certainly is comfortable for my daily use.....samsung is doing great at marketing, but I think they should consider their phone design and material, or people will start losing interest in them, well that's just my opinion though

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  • 2013-01-05 05:36
  • tht}

Glad I moved away from Android after couple years and many Android phones, to WP8 and iPhones. They have much less bugs and smoother OS than Android.

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  • 2013-01-05 04:44
  • kg3U

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-01-04 23:33 from mxn0 - click to readHappy Xperia V owner here! Cant wait to have JB on it, and see some improvements on battery. Sony's only problem is battery, its just around average rating.

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  • 2013-01-05 04:38
  • v0qy

Im a galaxy fan but I do have do have to say, since the bad quality of the S3 I am going more towards sony high end phones, they are stunning and the hardware is catching up

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  • 2013-01-04 23:33
  • mxn0

Thats very clear for me and i expect these STATISTICS in general .
Android & iOS at the top
Android is growing fastly iOS growing stable way .
WP is Unsuccessful and falling down .
and i think that all people who understanding what is Android or iOS dont have to check out these informations cuz they already expact this .

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  • 2013-01-04 22:02
  • iLH{

Samsung is the king of smartphone in the world,...!!! Bravo google & Android always to forever,...!!!

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  • 2013-01-04 20:31
  • thtJ

> In reply to SOS @ 2013-01-04 18:07 from IV%t - click to readhahahaha..nice one...

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  • 2013-01-04 20:28
  • Q5xN

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