Android continues to dominate U.S. smartphone market

According to the latest data from Comscore, Android continues to dominate in the United States. In the 3-month period ending in March 2012, Google’s Android operating system led the pack with over 51% of total smartphone OS market share, an increase of 3.7 points since December, 2011. Apple’s iOS came in second with 30.7% market share, a 1.1 percentage point increase from December 2011. RIM’s Blackberry OS saw a 3.7% decline from December 2011 to March 2012, ending at 12.3%. Microsoft’s Windows Phone also saw a slight decline from December 2011 to March 2012, ending at 3.9%.

Android continues to dominate in the U.S.

For top mobile OEMs, Samsung continued to lead the pack with 26% market share. LG came in second with 19.3% and Apple came in third with 14% market share at the end of March 2012. While Samsung and LG lead the pack, you must remember that both LG and Samsung make both smartphones and feature phones. Apple might be third when both types of phones are combined, but if it were just for smartphones, we’re sure that Apple would lead the way. After all, they did sell 37M iPhones during their Q1 and 35M during their Q2.

In the end, Google’s strategy of opening up Android and giving it out free is paying off. While apple sells millions of iPhones, more people currently have Google’s Android OS running on their devices; thanks to the plethora of OEMs who use the open source OS on their devices.

via ComScore