comScore: Android continues to dominate smartphone market; Samsung top manufacturer
Things continue to look good for Google’s Android operating system. Today, comScore released its latest U.S. Mobile subscriber market share data and as expected, Google Android OS continues to dominate the market with a majority of the market share.
In the 3-month period ending in July 2012, Google’s Android operating system had 52.2% market share, a 1.4 point increase since the period ending in April 2012. Apple’s iOS rose 2 points to hold second place 33.4% market share. RIM’s BlackBerry OS continued to slowly die with a 2.1 point drop from 11.6% in the period ending in April 2012 to 9.5% market share in the period ending in July 2012.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS dropped .4 points to 3.6%.
When it comes to manufacturers, Samsung took the lead with 25.6% market share followed by LG with 18.3%, Apple with 16.3% and Motorola with 11.2%. HTC came in 5th with just 6.4% market share. Please note that OEM market share data contains both Smartphone and regular old feature phones.
Overall, over 114 million people in the United States owned smartphones during the 3-month period ending in July 2012, a 7 percent increase versus April 2012.