Android claims 50 percent of U.S. smartphone market while iOS takes 30 percent, comScore report showsAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Lovers of figures and percentages will be glad to hear that research firm comScore today released its report on the U.S. mobile market, which covers the three-month period ending in February 2012. When it comes to smartphone platforms, Android came out on top again with a 50.1 percent share of the U.S. smartphone market, a growth from 46.9 percent in November 2011 and 48.6 percent in January. Combined with Apple's 30.2 percent share, the comScore report shows that Android and iOS make up 80 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. Rounding out the top five is RIM with 13.4 percent, Microsoft with 3.9 percent and Symbian with 1.5 percent. The report also notes that 104 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone at the end of the three-month period.
Moving on to the manufacturer side of things, Samsung is once again the king of the mobile OEM hill with a 25.6 percent share of the U.S. mobile market (smartphones and non-smartphones). LG followed with a share of 19.4 percent, a 1.1 percent drop from November, while Apple grew 2.3 percent to finish February a 13.5 percent share. The final two manufacturers in the top five? Motorola with 12.8 percent and HTC with 6.3 percent.
Overall the latest standings don't differ much from the last report issued by comScore, with the top five platforms remaining the same and the only change on the list of top OEMs being that Apple and Motorola switching places. Still, it's interesting to get a look at the U.S. mobile market, and I look forward to checking out comScore's numbers in few months to see if AT&T and Nokia's big push for the Lumia 900 can help boost Microsoft's share a bit. Until then, you can hit up the source link below for all of the details from comScore's new report.