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Android, iPhone inch ahead in new ComScore numbers

updated 04:13 pm EDT, Mon July 2, 2012

Samsung, LG, Apple three big US OEMs

New quarterly data indicates little change in the US cellphone market, according to research firm ComScore. Android devices continue to dominate as a platform, up 0.8 percent to account for 50.9 percent of smartphones. Apple's iPhone, meanwhile, has grown 1.7 percent to claim a 31.9 percent share. Research in Motion has fallen 2 points to 11.4 percent, while Microsoft is up a tenth of a point to 4 percent. Symbian continues to lose remaining ground, dipping 0.4 percent to a 1.1 percent share.

Samsung, though, remains the leading overall phone maker in the US, with 25.7 percent of the market, a modest 0.1 percent gain. LG has slipped 0.3 points to 19.1 percent, while Apple is in third with 15 percent, nevertheless translating into a 1.5 percent increase. Motorola is down 0.8 points to 12 percent; in fifth is HTC, which gave up 0.2 points to take a 6.1 percent share.

Apple and Samsung are currently locked in an intense legal battle, one set to go to trial later this month. Samsung's smartphones are some of the most popular outside of the iPhone, and Apple is often believed to be targeting the company to hold onto marketshare. Recently Apple scored a US injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, although Samsung is already appealing the ban.

by MacNN Staff



  1. RoboBobo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Win Phone not so much

    Symbian lost .4 percent, to help Microsoft gain .1 percent - and this is the market where Windows Phone is supposedly doing well - .1 percent gain! woot.

    I think Nokia has got to be worried about this WIn Phone strategy.

  1. Fonejacker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So basically

    In another three quarters, (if we assume these growth figures remain the same), Android will have 53% marketshare, Apple will have 37%, RIM will have 5.4%, Microcopy will have 4.3%, Symbian will have disappeared completely. Basically a two horse race, a two horse market, Android and Apple. I could live with that. However, I believe the next iPhone will break all previous records, with the new model taking 1%-3% on its own, in one quarter. This 1%-3% will have to come from somewhere. Either new customers or from competing manufacturers. With RIM announcing their Blackberry 10 will not arrive until 2013, this could be the final nail in RIM's coffin. 2012 and 2013 will be a very interesting and defining year in smartphones. I personally believe Apple will have at least 40% marketshare by March 2013, Android down to 50%, RIM 4.5%, Microsoft 5.5%. But thats what my crystal ball told me.

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