Latest comScore data shows Samsung and Apple both adding to their U.S. market share
When it comes to handset manufacturers, however, Samsung managed to cut slightly into Apple's lead in the U.S. Samsung saw its average three month share of the U.S. smartphone market rise .8 percentage points from February to May. During that same time period, Apple added .6 percentage points to its leading U.S. market share. The iPhone manufacturer now has a 41.9% slice of the smartphone market in the states, compared with Samsung's 27.8% tally. LG was third, with a market share of 6.5% (down from 6.8% in February), followed by Motorola's 6.3% (flat from February) and HTC's 5.1% (down from 5.4% in February).
For the three months ended in May, 169 million Americans owned a smartphone. That gave the intelligent handsets a 70% share of the mobile market in the U.S. That is up .4 percentage points from the 69.6% share of the mobile market that smartphones owned in the U.S., for the three months ended in February.
Latest comScore data shows iOS gaining ground on Android in the U.S.
1. Android gives up some ground to iOS
2. Both Apple and Samsung added market share
source: comScore via AppleInsider
8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1518; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Actually HTC is really onto something this yearhttp://www.theverge.com/2014/7
3. tedkord (Posts: 5246; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Gee, that's not something we hear every year since 2008.
4. androiphone20 (Posts: 1518; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Right, cuz nothing happened since 2008. I can't believe we have people still stuck in the past
7. tedkord (Posts: 5246; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yes, something did happen. Android grew each year, and iOS shrank each year.
10. tedkord (Posts: 5246; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Sure. 0.6%. That's probably within the margin of error of the poll. The point is, every single year we hear how when the new iPhone is released Android is doomed. And every year, year-over-year, nothing happens.
12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1518; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
That wasn't the impression that I was trying to put through. Apple's product lineup will be expanding into new categories this year and I'm more than amped to see what Apple has to offer. Nothing about Android being doomed. I don't think Android even matters anymore.
15. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Android/Google didn't stand still... Android is growing with the L. and Apple is shrinking everywhere in the world, because it doesn't offer something better (than android) for the premium price. In other part of the planet apple is the one that shrinking.
20. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ok, I can agree with this. I think its safe to say the iPhone doesnt even matter to Android anymore too.
Its telling when someone says Android doesnt even matter anymore tho....didnt realize it did....according to some Apple, iPhone fans...
11. tedkord (Posts: 5246; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And, samsung also grew. By more than Apple.
17. Finalflash (Posts: 1896; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
You have to understand, this is the US, Apple's strong hold, and they only gained 0.8%, and even that from symbian and BB. They literally aren't going anywhere fast.
19. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
We hear this every year...and all that really happens is a lil bump in market share here n there. Nothing earth shattering.
By now everyone should know its a cycle....cuz when the fall gets here and a new iPhone in launched, there will either have been a few new Android phones or will be soon after.
And the cycle continues.
5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3696; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Seems like pretty soon the US will have only Apple and Samsung to go along with ATT and Verizon. And then we can dance to old outdated songs like this (part) of one:
Democrats are out of power
Across that great wide ocean
Reagan's president elect
Fascist god in motion
Generals tell him what to do
Stop your good time dancing
Train their guns on me and you
Fascist thang advancing
Sisters, brothers lend a hand
Increase our population
Grab that groove thang by the throat
And throw it in the ocean
You're real tonight, you move my soul
Let's cruise out of the dance war
Come out your house and dance your dance
Shake that fascist groove thang
Brothers, sisters, we don't need the fascist groove thang
Brothers, sisters, we don't need the fascist groove thang
Of course, now days, US presidents come and go, and all we the people have is that same old fascist groove thang.
6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1518; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Or we could just have Mitt Romney's Gangnam Style parody
♬♬.....Mitt Romney Style
...M-M-M-M-Mit-Mitt Romney Style!
14. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Symbian losing 0.1% ... 1 more quarter to ZERO
BB losing 0.6% ... 4 more quarter to ZERO
16. michaelmicro (unregistered)
The onus is very much on every company other than Apple and Samsung to step up their game. Capitalism takes no prisoners; if you don't make good products and don't advertise them well, you'll drown. And capitalism will remove those failing companies as part of the natural process.
18. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
"Android gives up some ground to iOS"
I'm not entirely sure, since English isn't my native language. But how does it give up some ground when it stayed at 52.1?
21. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
You make a good point.
Also......WP is still fighting BB for last place....either its shows how much many dont really care about WP, or just how strong BB really is.
Look at the Nokia line vs the entire BB line up. WP should be well past BB, BB should be in 0.00 %.
I think BB is the most under rated mobile platform out there.
22. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I do understand iOS is gaining ground to Android, since the marketshare is up and Android's isn't. But it's not at the cost of Android marketshare.