Android and iOS remain top two U.S. smartphone platforms in latest comScore reportAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Brace yourselves, folks, because you're about to have several May mobile market share numbers thrown your way. Today comScore issued its report on the U.S. mobile market for the three-month period ending May 2012, and standings-wise, not much is different from the figures posted a couple of months ago. On the OS side of things, Android held down the top position with a share of 50.9 percent of the U.S. market and saw a growth of 0.8 percent from February to May. iOS finished in second with a share of 31.9 percent and saw the most growth of the top five platforms, gaining 1.7 percent of the market. Next is BlackBerry, which saw the biggest tumble during the three-month period, dropping a full 2 percent to finish with a market share of 11.4 percent. Rounding out the top five is Microsoft's Windows platforms growing 0.1 percent to finish with a 4 percent share and Symbian dropping 0.4 percent to end May with a 1.1 percent share.
Next up we've got manufacturers. Samsung finished May on top of the heap, growing 0.1 percent from February to May and finishing with 25.7 percent of the market. LG is still in second place with a 19.1 percent share, while Apple finished third with 15 percent market share, gaining 1.5 points through the end of May. Motorola took fourth place with 12 percent and HTC took fifth with 6.1 percent. It's also worth noting that, according to comScore, nearly 110 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone at the end of May, a figure that's up 5 points from the end of February.
There aren't many surprises to be found in comScore's latest market share report, but sometimes it's still nice to check in on the U.S. mobile market and see how things are going. It'll be interesting to check out comScore's report for the three-month period ending in July 2012, which will factor in the Galaxy S III's full launch as well as the arrival of the Nexus 7. Until then, why not swing by our comments and let us know which of these mobile camps you fall into?