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

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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27 Comments

1. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Good job for the Forbidden Fruit! *cough*Apple *cough*

9. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

27. TheBitterTruth unregistered

HATERS.. HATERS.. EVERYWHERE!

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

you mean bad fruit. LOL

22. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 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 ...

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Empire strike back!

5. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

33. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

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).

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

10. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

11. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

12. SleepingOz unregistered

"Watch me!" - Andy

14. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

big money paid

18. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 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...

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

There are more people loving enjoying freedom than being in Kindergarten™ So you prefer restrictions™

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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........

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.

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

29. TheBitterTruth unregistered

They are actualy redesigning.

24. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Symbian is rocking!

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

30. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I guess this is the Death of Android....lol For market share BB and WP are more interesting news than Android and iOS.

34. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 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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