Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

Summary: Google's Android continues to dominate the smartphone platform leader charts in the United States.

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Already the leader for the past few months, Android has once again found itself in the top spot for June amongst smartphone platforms in the United States, based on the latest report from comScore.

Android managed to push even farther in June as its share of subscribers increased 5.4 percent to 40.1 percent overall. Apple's iOS was the only other platform that managed to grow, which did ever so slightly by 1.1 percent to 26.6 percent overall.

Unsurprisingly, RIM dropped the most out of the top five by 3.7 percent, but it still managed to hold on to the third spot. Microsoft declined a bit as did Nokia's Symbian, which is only going to continue as Nokia is moving away from Symbian to join forces with Microsoft on Windows Phone.

Overall, comScore reported that 78.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones by June, up eight percent from the preceding three month period.

As for mobile OEMs, Samsung secured the victory on those charts (likely with some help from Android). The South Korean tech giant grew by a tiny amount (0.8 percent), but it still garnered roughly a quarter of the pie at 25.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers.

LG and Apple were the only other two mobile OEMs in the top five to grow, at second and fourth place respectively. Motorola dropped in the market share by 1.3 percent and placed third, while RIM rounded out the top five as it dropped half a percent.

Overall, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices during the three month period ending in June 2011.

For reference, comScore's survey was based on responses from 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers.

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  • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

    So, we have Verizon iPhone, and Android won't budge... so, suck it up iUsers, Android is here to stay.
    tatiGmail
    • And yet, the profit on Android is almost non-existant.

      @tatiGmail

      With iOS taking up 2/3 of the mobile profit by offering a product people are actually willing to buy.

      Suck it up phandroids, iOS is here to stay and going no where but up.
      Bruizer
      • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

        @Bruizer
        +100
        Ram U
      • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

        @Bruizer
        wrong, iOS is here to impose tyranny and steal what's left in the pockets of poor common people ...
        AdnanPirota
      • I don't understand your comment

        @Bruizer
        Are you suggesting that Android isn't a product people are actually willing to buy? Who is forcing them to buy these phones that they aren't willing to buy?
        toddybottom
      • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

        @Bruizer No one buys Android phones? Huh?
        jgm@...
      • Cant we block moronic comments?

        @Bruizer

        Who cares if IOS is here to stay? Who cares if IOS makes more money? I dont! I want a system that does what I want at a price I want to pay. Unlike you I have a balanced outlook and iphone, ipad, htc wildfire, blackberry torch, and asus transformer to compare.

        So... Given that I have a free iphone and iPad BUT decide to buy Android for myself and leave the sims out the other two....... I would say I've mada a choice that I consider worth paying. Others might not, and others can choose.

        So... Good luck with your 'sheep' mentality and do keep trying to look cool and sophisticated with your IOS. It wont fool everyone !

        Open systems and open choices are good for us all.
        johnmckay
    • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

      @tatiGmail
      Yep, with the deals like BOGO, BOG5 deals, we could easily make it reach 1000% by shoving extra phones freeeeee with 2 year contract. Would I get good ROI on my Android device, varies, but definitely yes with iOS. And check this, and it will tell who is winning the game http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/research-40-million-ipads-to-ship-in-2011-61-global-tablet-share/54068?tag=content;selector-blogs
      Ram U
      • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

        @Rama.NET So we pay less for our phone... we don't get killed by corporations... big deal
        tatiGmail
      • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

        @Rama.NET Wow! Apple's already lost 39% market share! Android share is up 301%! This is just how things started out with Android phones.
        jgm@...
      • LOL..... Are you for real?

        @Rama.NET

        ROI ??? Its not a house or get rich quick deal... it's a phone. I know what mine costs and thats all I need to know. If I want ROI I'll invest properly.

        Why can't you let others buy/get what works for them? And let them, us , be happy?
        johnmckay
    • Do free 'feature' phones and pay as you go phones

      @tatiGmail
      count as "deliberate Android purchases", or is it what comes with the phone, so people don't have a choice?

      Important question going forward
      William Farrell
      • Everyone has a choice...

        @William Farrell <br><br>You have a choice to comment sensibly, but dont.<br><br>Even if a phone comes with Android.... nobody MAKES you take it. So either way your SAD attempt at a balanced argument is flawed and void. <br><br>Please just accept that you're happy with your iphone and convince yourself that it's cost of ownership is worth it. I'm happy with the cost of ownership of my gadget, as will be most others on differing platforms. Just let us be happy and keep telling yourself that you are too. Keep taking the pills !
        johnmckay
  • RE: Android, Samsung continue market share leads in U.S.

    My wife couldn't tell Android from Hemorrhoid, but convinced herself she just had to have a "cool" smart phone.

    She ended up with a Motorola "Triumph" from Virgin Mobile. It wasn't the phone hardware or software that sold her, it was the $35/month no contract activation for the $300 phone with $50 gift card rebate. Its only 3G, but she has wifi at home and work.

    So "free Android with a 2-year contract" is a worse deal than buying a $400 iPhone with a contract?
    wkulecz