The latest comScore report on the smartphone market in the USA is out. It reveals minor increases of the Android, iOS and Windows Phone shares among the US subscribers, while BlackBerry's share keeps sliding down.
As of October 52.2% of the US subscribers are using Android OS - that's 0.4 points more than July and makes the Google platform the biggest gainer. Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows Phone have also gained popularity - both platform subscribers have increased by 0.2 points since July up to 40.6% (Android) and 3.2% (WP). The troubled BlackBerry took a huge hit though - its total share shrank by 0.7 points down to just 3.6%.
Surprisingly, the launch of the new iPhones didn't help Apple improve its use base in the US in a meaningful way. The Cupertino company is still responsible for 40.6% of all smartphones used in the country, but the modest gain over July suggests those who bought the iPhone 5s and 5c are mostly upgraders rather than new iOS users.
Samsung's latest flagship - the Galaxy Note 3 seems to have done a better job, the Korean manufacturer total shipments share rose by 1.3 points up to 25.4%.
Finally, Motorola's shipments also rose a hair, while HTC's and LG's lost some ground. It seems Moto X is helping the Google-owned Motorola regain some share.
Unsurprisingly, the company in biggest trouble is BlackBerry. It is losing subscribers fast and its shipments have become really insignificant in what used to be one of its strongest markets. Let's hope the company find a way to turn its fortunes around quickly or it risks disappearing from the map altogether.
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These are numbers for the US where iOS is much bigger than in the rest of the world. In around 19 or so countries WP8 is already bigger than iOS, including Finland (no surprise, Nokia is Finnish), Russia, Thailand, Italy and Turkey. I'm sure Apple ...
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