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

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37 Comments

32. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

23. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

22. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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?

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

15. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Running out of excuses ?

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

❔❔❔❔❔❔

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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!

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

34. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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!

35. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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!

17. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's very true❕

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No wonders for android for being top OS right now. But the total is not 100 % actually.

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

12. Shteeve

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

1. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

well done android the king

2. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

AndroidArena

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

butthurt ?

13. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

when phone arena post something good about apple they call it Iphone Arena, AppleArena . so butthurt apply in that scenario too?

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

24. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

butthurt ?

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

We all this site mainly supports Apple rather anyone else

21. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

25. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

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