x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Android now has 52.2% of the U.S. smartphone market

Android now has 52.2% of the U.S. smartphone market

Android now has 52.2% of the U.S. smartphone market
As the calendar turned to December and we gazed upon a new month, we also anxiously awaited the latest information from comScore. On Thursday, the latest information was released and it showed that in the U.S., for the three months ended in October, Android owned a 52.2% market share. That was a small increase from the 51.8% that the platform averaged for the three months ended in July.

Apple's iOS gained .2% to 40.6% from the 40.4% it averaged during the previous quarter. The biggest loser among the platforms being monitored was BlackBerry. The Canadian OEM lost .7% in market share to 3.6%. Microsoft's share rose .2% to 3.2% while Symbian's slice of the U.S. smartphone pie slipped .1% to .2%.

Among manufacturers, Samsung picked up some ground on Apple. The Cupertino based tech giant closed out the three months ended October with an average 40.6% of the U.S. smartphone market, up .2% from the three months ended in July. But Samsung's market share soared 1.3% in the same period to 25.4%. The 1.3% that Sammy picked up was dropped by Taiwan's HTC over the same three months ended October. The latter now has 6.7% of the U.S.smartphone market which places it fourth after Apple, Samsung and Motorola. The latter gained .1% in market share to 7% while fifth place LG slumped .2% to 6.6%.

ComScore also revealed that Facebook's mobile apps had the widest reach amongst smartphone apps, reaching 75.7% of smartphone users in the states. Among other popular mobile apps, YouTube reached 48% of U.S. smartphone owners and Instagram was able to reach 25.5% of U.S. smartphone owners.


source: comScore via AndroidCentral

37 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 06 Dec 2013, 01:51 10

1. nasznjoka (Posts: 277; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


well done android the king

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:08 2

2. mikelemon (Posts: 92; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


AndroidArena

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:44 3

8. tech2 (Posts: 1780; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


butthurt ?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:32 2

13. rantao333 (Posts: 193; Member since: 21 May 2013)


when phone arena post something good about apple

they call it Iphone Arena, AppleArena .

so butthurt apply in that scenario too?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 05:05 1

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I would say yes, butthurt would apply. mike was characterizing PA as AndroidArena, when PA was posting an article that Mike seemed not to agree with. If tech hadn't asked the question, I would have.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:08

24. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


butthurt ?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 05:50

19. Daftama (Posts: 562; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


We all this site mainly supports Apple rather anyone else

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 07:34

21. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


It's the dominant OS in the US, it is what is it. WP also showed increases, why not be happy with that?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:24 2

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


King of entry level smartphones that have a horrible experience.. That's what most of this market share is..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:43 5

7. tech2 (Posts: 1780; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yeah and people just keep buying entry level android phones inspite of horrible experience ?

Just think outside your WP box and you will see android since jellybean have great experience.

P.S.: Currently rocking Moto G and it beats every phone in its price category !

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:31

25. BRYLYNT (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I had a great experience back in the Froyo days with my LG ally.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:56 5

16. adecvat (Posts: 116; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Wrong, king of entry level smartphones is WP8 with lumia 520.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 11:51

36. sgodsell (Posts: 896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you want really low end hardware that can't run everything. Then get a 512mb, dual core 1ghz CPU, no front facing camera or rear camera flash, 800x480 display lumia 520 then its the king of cheap specs and cheap price. I think Nokia made the phone this way to let users try WP. But with the moto g you are getting so much more and with better features and options. Like a water resistant coating, slow motion video capture, great HD display, USB otg. That its worth the little extra money for the moto g to give you an excellent experience.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 05:51 3

20. nasznjoka (Posts: 277; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I'm pretty sure high end wp devices all combinded (ie lumia x,y,z ... lumia camera etc) haven't exceeded 15mil wordwide sales this year. while on androking a single high end phone sells triple times that amount in 2 quarters. #hater

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:33

26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That's how you judge how good something is❔ By how popular it is❔ By what the average consumer is marketed heavily too❔... So, in your opinion the iPhone, and the Galaxy line of phones, are the all time best phones because they are the top selling phones.. That means that the iPhone is better than what you have in your pocket... Maybe a lot of you guys should think more deeply of why Android is really the market share king... It's not that I'm saying Android is bad by any means, it's just that market share, in this case, doesn't really reflect quality, or experience, rather availability, and price point, and popularity.. That doesn't always mean that the product is better for everyone... Most of this market share is from people who's buying decision was fueled by people wanting what everyone one else has, and Android being the popular alternative to the iPhone... That's why I have always said that WP's problem doesn't exist in a lack of apps, features, or type of devices.. WP' s issue is simply, and no other than, marketing, awareness, and popularity... And, on the reverse side,, it's not fair to judge a product by how small the market share is... This is only logical..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:43 1

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Galaxy and iPhones sell like hotcakes because they ARE the all time best phones. It's great that you have a deep love for WP, but anyone will tell you that Galaxy phones and iPhones are the best every year.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 12:11

37. sgodsell (Posts: 896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Marking and awareness is not WP or Microsoft's problem. WP is over 3 years old now. Its also WP itself. The OS is too limiting and restrictive as well as there is an app problem. Even though Microsoft added 1080p display support. That just added 1 extra row of tiles. Look at the 6" lumia 1520, what phablet support did it really add. Nothing. So its a really big WP that has no software written yet to take advantage of a 1080p display, and has no real phablet functionality yet. Simple things like USB otg are missing or the ability to use WiFi storage or run the ability to run WP apps on a Windows tablet are all missing. There is still no file explorer on any WP to be able to move files around. Its kind of a joke when you see a micro SD card slot on any WP, because it only allows certain file types. I can go on and on with the limitations of WP.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 11:04 1

33. CreeDiddy (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


No Samsung is king. Not Android. Look at the small gains from 3rd quarter from the Android manufacturers. LOL!!!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:08 1

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No wonders for android for being top OS right now.

But the total is not 100 % actually.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:31

6. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


AGREED! It is kind of hard to take stuff like this seriously when the people making these calculations cant even get the basic math right.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:31 1

12. Shteeve (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The rest of the missed percentage will be everyone else, they normally have them added in but probably didnt see any reason to put them in this race.

Would have been basically a name and shame thing if they did.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:22

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


They sell more mustangs than Ferraris.. I'll stick with my Ferrari..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:45 7

9. tech2 (Posts: 1780; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Running out of excuses ?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:48

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 2560; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Ferrari branding suck! There many Android phones and bluetooth headset that uses Ferrari brand like it mean something. Suck is its meaning.

At least Samsung Android phone offers features that i use. Love microSD slot and removable battery.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:35

27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


❔❔❔❔❔❔

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:58 2

11. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


They also sell more Mustangs than Kia Sophias but that does not make the Sophia a proformance car that is sought after. WP is the kia of smartphone world. Only poor uneducated people buy them and try to pass them off as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

GO TROLL SOMEWHERE ELSE!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:40

28. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


No, that doesn't make the Sofia a performance car that is sought after, and that is a total wreck of an analogy in reply to my comment..

The point is that just because something sales more doesn't always mean that it's better.. Especially when the majority of those sales are low, to midrange, devices..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 12:50 1

34. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


So what your saying is that the things that sell less are the most popular? D@nm how did I not know that? You should take that theory to the stock market, there are a bunch of companies you could get rich on with your knowledge!

I guess that in your world supply and demand (you know the basic principals of business) do not exist?

There is a strong supply of Windows phones out there but there is not really a demand for them otherwise Nokia would be making a killing instead of getting bought out by Microsoft.

Your comparing Windows phones, which are every where and cheaper than most flagship Android phones, to an exotic car that is out of the price range of all but maybe 10% to 15% of the population and trying to draw parallels between the two? Who's the idiot here?

GOD YOU ARE SUCH A MORONIC BRAINWASHED TROLL! STFU AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 13:25

35. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


AND BTW ONE OTHERTHING....

Its funny that you should make a comment like this because most of Windows phone market share is in the low to midrange. Don't believe me? Ill just leave this here:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Over-25-of-the-WP-world-runs-on-Nokias-Lumia-520-Lumia-1020-is-nowhere-in-sight_id49776

As always,

GOD YOU ARE SUCH A MORONIC BRAINWASHED TROLL! STFU AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 04:25 2

17. amiaq (Posts: 378; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


iPhone is more like Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic - in a good way, reliable, best sellers, lots of after market accessories ;p

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:42

29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That's very true❕

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:39

14. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


There are a total of 8 iphones, and like a 100 android phones so. . . Its weired to see those numbers. But i hope people will start to realise that ios is sh¡t in the near future.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:40

15. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


There are a total of 8 iphones, and like a 100 android phones so. . . Its weired to see those numbers. But i hope people will start to realise that ios is sh¡t in the near future.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 07:40

22. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Makes sense. Android released some great flagships. Apple's 5S is very popular. BB is still trying to figure out keyboard-free phones in the new age of smartphones. WP is the little train that could, never giving up and always going forward. Symbian who?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:46

31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I think Androids' success mainly comes from it being available at every price point, and on every shelf, by tons of vendors..
That's what Microkia is going to have to try and achieve in the US, and China, markets if they want market share to increase faster... And, marketing needs to increase 10 fold..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:03

23. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I guess that's what happens when you "innovate" the same phone over and over again....

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 11:02

32. CreeDiddy (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This is 3rd Quarter. Most likely Android will drop slightly, while Apple will gain over 4th Quarter. My guess is that Apple will be closer to 44-45% market share within the US.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories