Samsung owns U.S. handset market with 26.9% market share
Android remained the top platform for smartphone users with a 53.7% average share for the three months ended November. Android increased its lead over iOS. While the latter gained .7% since August to 35%, Android picked up 1.1% in the same time period. Even with a loss of 1% over the three months, BlackBerry was next with 7.3% market share. Windows Phone (3%) and Symbian (.5%) were fourth and fifth respectively.
So what are we using our smartphones for? Sending text messages rose .3% to 75.9% to remain the feature that most people have used on their smartphone. The biggest gain came from those using social networks which rose .9% to 39.2%. Right behind was the .8% gain to 54.2% for the smartphone owners using downloaded apps. The largest decline, .3%, was for those playing games. 33.7% of smartphone users play games on their phones, down from 34% for the three months ended in August.
Smartphones now make up 53% of the handsets used my mobile phone users in the U.S. That is a gain of 6% from August and represents 123.3 million Americans that use a smartphone.
source: comScore via TUAW
10. AnTuTu posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:39 8 0
This year Samsung will be like 50 - 60 % in States :)
17. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 03 Jan 2013, 21:08 3 0
what about that bullsh*t report that iOS took 53% market share for 12 week period ending November?
2. darkkjedii posted on 03 Jan 2013, 16:57 14 1
Samsung is killing it rite now, what else can u say. I primarily use apple, but gotta give credit where it's due.
3. shamataa posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:03 14 0
Samsung will be number 1 for a long time. Hopefully HTC will be in second place this year. Proud owner of note 2.
7. opensourceftw (banned) posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:24 7 1
Go Sammy, keep giving people, choice, freedom, and GREAT devices at a wide range of prices!
8. KFear posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:26 1 0
People are still buying low end smartphones on a regular basis. I'm a samsung guy, but i gotta say that if Apple enters the low end device market and opens up a more expansive product line up, Samsung and Apple would be a lot closer. We all understand why Apple is keeping it basic. Maybe we'll see something new; bigger screens, keyboards, less negative space. We sell more GS3s than iphone at all my our sprint locations, because, mainly, for the screen.
13. zig8100 posted on 03 Jan 2013, 18:15 4 0
Apple has been selling $50 4's and $100 4S' for the past three years. Your argument makes no sense. Oh yea refurbished ones are even cheaper.
29. KFear posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:22 0 0
...and more expansive line up. Please read my whole post. I also talk about larger screens. Thanks for addressing the one concern but it doesn't make my post make "no sense". Please read each post.
9. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:28 6 0
Like I have always said Samsung owns android period.
11. pslee posted on 03 Jan 2013, 18:03 2 1
Samsung is only 26 percent in the us, but its 100% in my house!! 2 gs3 and 2 gn2!! I think LG numbers will go up this year. Htc has no chance.
25. darkkjedii posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:36 0 1
U can say goodbye apple all u want, but apple is also a juggernaut in the mobile industry and won't b leaving anytime soon. Goodbye jmoita2
14. Joshing4fun posted on 03 Jan 2013, 18:20 0 0
How is HTC such a small percent? I see them everywhere.
15. InspectorGadget80 posted on 03 Jan 2013, 19:34 2 0
We already know that they out sold the iPhone 4 4rd qt. and the #1 Android manufacturer
21. christumaini posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:05 1 0
good thing about samsung is they offer different platforms to different devices... lets wait for their newly coming mobile os ie (tizen and ubuntu)