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Android losing ground to iOS for second consecutive period in the US, says comScore

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Android losing ground to iOS for second consecutive period in the US, says comScore
ComScore's latest market share results are out, and it seems that Android has kept losing ground to Apple in the US. 

This trend was seen last time they checked, too, with Apple's share growing 2% to 36.3% from 34.3% for the three months ended in September, while Android's rose over the same time from 52.5% to 53.4%.

Now comScore reports Apple is at 38.9% already, for the sake of Android, which went from 53.7% to 51.7%, but is still the commanding mobile OS platform in the US.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12Feb-13Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Google53.7%51.7%-2.0
Apple35.0%38.9%3.9
BlackBerry7.3%5.4%-1.9
Microsoft3.0%3.2%0.2
Symbian0.5%0.5%0.0
Of course, the flagship phones from Sony, HTC, Samsung and LG are just starting to roll out this season, so the little green robot is sure to widen the margin until Apple releases its sixth iPhone generation in the summer.

Top Smartphone OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
 Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12Feb-13Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers100.0%100.0%N/A
Apple35.0%38.9%3.9
Samsung20.3%21.3%1.0
HTC11.0%9.3%-1.7
Motorola9.5%8.4%-1.1
LG7.0%6.8%-0.2
source: comScore

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posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:21

1. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Good job for the Forbidden Fruit!

*cough*Apple *cough*

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:37

9. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Not many realize that lol...everything must fall lol

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:35 1

27. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


HATERS.. HATERS.. EVERYWHERE!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:56 1

2. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


you mean bad fruit. LOL

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:47 3

22. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I agree iOS stink's ...i sold my Galaxy S2 & bought a iPhone 4S ( My iOS friends influence ) ....I lasted 1 month with it ...I was feeling good with that premium quality & the respect frm others , but i just was missing something..i felt lik i was locked away from the rest of the World...then I just could not take it anymore..Sold it & got myself a Galaxy S3 & i am loving it !!!....its not that iOS was bad or anything ...i so very Much missed my Freedom..Now i Fly in the Open blue Sky with my wings spread wide...not being caged in that Apple Garden ...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:03 6

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 2787; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Empire strike back!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:56 5

5. twens (Posts: 567; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Only in the US...hahahha,Americans,I smell loyalty,I guess they can't leave apple after all its a US company.lol

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 00:03

33. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


ummm Android is a US company... did you have a point?

Hey guess what, the rest of the world likes Blackberry, while the US is over it.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 04:17 3

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10600; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple needs to hit one out of the park with ios7 before any real ground is lost by android. If apple shocks us with new hardware/software, then the landscape will be shaken up.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:22 1

15. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed, but not really sure it's going to happen. Like they did with Siri, iMusic (iRadio, iWhateveryoucallit) will be their big selling point that they will throw all their focus and attention at.

I'm more curious to see what iOS7 will be. I'm guessing it will have a universal appearance across areas of the OS. Have to think that's a good thing. Hopefully they'll do something about how icons are displayed, never really understood having them displayed across multiple screens. People like me who have around 150 apps or more, it's gotta be difficult to find things or constantly shuffle them around to keep them organized (not a big fan of folders).

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:26

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 10600; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I would love to see an app drawer in ios7. One of the things it needs most bro.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:39

10. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Who cares just make better phones for us lol...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 06:04 2

11. tmcr7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


come on this is just a cycle which happens every year. people are jusy buying the newly released iPhone during the christmas holidays. By summer, Androids will regain the market share because of their latest flagship offerings.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 06:04

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"Watch me!" - Andy

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 06:05

14. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


big money paid

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:46

18. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


i still don't understand why many of u.s doesn't care about the advanced mobile technology and they go behind the same technology and bulls**t all the time...check out the win phone 8 and android...they are awesome than ios...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:27 1

19. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5267; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


See? Android is not gonna win forever....

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:17 3

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


There are more people loving enjoying freedom than being in Kindergarten™

So you prefer restrictions™

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:03 2

23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5267; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't prefer "restrictions" (iOS)
I love to enjoy "freedom" (Android)
And "Kindergarten"(iOS) is WRONG!
iOS is just boring, but easy to use!

And I'm telling the truth, Android is not gonna win forever........

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:28 1

25. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Actually both WP and iOs is just too simple thats why most of the people found it boring. Well its up to the choice. iOS is still on number 2 in OS.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:34 1

26. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5267; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well, WP is not boring to me, I like the "Live Tiles".
Even though iOS is still on number 2, it was still the most boring OS i have ever seen. What Apple needs to do is completely redesign their OS.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:47

29. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


They are actualy redesigning.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:25 1

24. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Symbian is rocking!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:35

28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5267; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Symbian is dead, and its rock bottom right now. But I hope someone can revive Symbian back alive. I miss Symbian!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:37 1

30. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Yeah well, at the end of the day...........it's still Google > Apple

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:40 1

31. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I guess this is the Death of Android....lol

For market share BB and WP are more interesting news than Android and iOS.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 23:14

34. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


S4: My aligence is to the people to the AWESOME PEOPLE.
5S(hit): If your not with me, then your my enemy.
Well, we all saw that is**t died. Move along.

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