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Samsung top U.S. handset manfacturer and Android top U.S. platform in latest comScore survey

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Samsung top U.S. handset manfacturer and Android top U.S. platform in latest comScore survey
Analytical firm comScore has just released the results of its latest survey, covering 30,000 U.S. mobile phone owners above the age of 13. The survey, covering the last three months ending in March, found Samsung to be the top U.S. cell phone manufacturer with a 24.5% market share. That was a slight .3% drop from the previous survey which ended in December. Runner-up is fellow Korean firm LG which finished with a 20.9% slice of the U.S. cell phone pie. That reading matched the market share that LG had achieved in the last survey. Motorola (15.8%), RIM (8.4%) and Apple (7.9%) round out the top 5. Apple had the biggest increase in the period, with a market share that rose 1.1% over the three months.

The smartphone platform with the biggest marketshare in the U.S. is Android. Google's open source OS has 34.7% of the market, up sharply from a 28.7% share in the quarter that ended in December. That gain in marketshare enabled Android to take the top spot from RIM. The latter dropped from a leading 31.6% piece of the pie to a 27.1% reading. Apple remained in third place with a marketshare of 25.5%, up from December's 25%. Microsoft and Palm were fourth and fifth with control of 7.5% and 2.8% respectively, of the U.S. smartphone market.

So what do Americans older than 13 do with their smartphone? A whopping 68.6% use their phone to send and receive text messages to another phone while a surprisingly low 38.6% use the browser. Downloading apps is something enjoyed by 37.3% of U.S. smartphone users. Accessing social networks was done by 27.3% of smartphone owners in the States. 25.7% played games and 15.7% listened to music. The percentages were very close to the readings seen in the last survey which ended last December.

source: comScore via WSJ

Samsung top U.S. handset manfacturer and Android top U.S. platform in latest comScore survey


Samsung top U.S. handset manfacturer and Android top U.S. platform in latest comScore survey


Samsung top U.S. handset manfacturer and Android top U.S. platform in latest comScore survey



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posted on 06 May 2011, 18:48 3

1. NuckinFutz (unregistered)


I'm a little confused. I understand Apple don't make their products...Foxconn so. So how can they be in the standing at all for OEM's? ...what do they make?

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:15 2

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


u know that nokia, hp, dell, and a bunch of other OEM's also have foxconn make their products... even samsung and l have other people make parts for them... it is just to keep cost down... all these company's are still oems

posted on 06 May 2011, 21:53 2

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*yanks Taco out from his iPlaypen* Come on, say it. You know you want to.

Crushing.

Defeat.

posted on 07 May 2011, 12:34 1

9. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Top smartphone platform...Blackberry :). but to be nice the best shiny toy goes tie with ios and android. Hahahaha

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:16 2

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


its funny how they do everything besides for actual phones... but then again apple wud win and everybody would b!tch about them because they all want apple to fail for god knows why

posted on 07 May 2011, 12:39 1

10. djm22 (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)


I think the Reason why is because they put out more cheap junk then anyone. I say this because there phones are a cheap price and not many people talk good about them that I know my sister and brother in law both have a samsung. They are anything but happy with them. I am well impressed with how big of a piece of junk they have. Before that they had Lg which I was happy they got rid of. But then I seen how big of pieces of junk they ended up getting when they switched to the ones they have now. From other people one of the only good things I hear people say about Samsungs are the screen. Which there is more to a Good phone then just a screen

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:16 2

12. adasdasdas (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 May 2011)


Typical Apple Fanboy...go and die

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:50 2

15. djm22 (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)


Shocking I am not an Apple Fanboy for your info Samsung Fanboy

posted on 07 May 2011, 16:27 1

16. adasdasdas (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 May 2011)


i hate samsung for your info, but i do not justify their market domination by saying they produce cheap phones

posted on 07 May 2011, 22:29 2

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


and for ur info he never said anything about apple... maybe if u learned how to read then u wud have known

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:27 2

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


amazing, because the galaxyS is the best built and best performing.. and yes, most beautiful to look at, phone ive ever owned. This thing gets dropped, thrown, new test roms weekly, tweaked, set to factory, and everything all over again. Barely a scratch on it and its still faster than any crap iphone uve ever held. Light weight and well constructed with a class leading screen. Hard to beat that.

posted on 07 May 2011, 22:48 1

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


really? u must have never had an iphone... or any htc phone... hell even a droid x... and i find it quite hard to believe u threw ur samsung without a scratch on it... oh wait, were u throwing it into ur bed, cause otherwise its not very likely it would remain perfect... and honestly, how is ur galaxy s any better then any other android phone when has a slower processor (not as fast as other 1ghz such as the one in the mytouch 4g) and it gets updates about half a year after every other phone... im not saying its not great, i had one and really liked it, but to say it is the best is horribly wrong...

posted on 08 May 2011, 01:22

19. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The galaxy s is by no means perfect, and the Fascinate is weaksauce, but versions like the Captivate are killer. And I've been hard pressed to find someone who didn't love their Captivate.

posted on 08 May 2011, 14:14

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes, i had my captivate and i liked it a lot... but it had a few extremely annoying things... and i wish it had sense... but i loved the screen

posted on 09 May 2011, 07:28

21. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Extremely annoying things? Like what?

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