Android rises as RIM sales fall stateside, Samsung grows its lead as US top phone vendor

Android rises as RIM sales fall stateside, Samsung grows its lead as US top phone vendor
Android is the leading smartphone platform in the US and it’s quickly growing its lead as the share of the mobile OS jumped to 41.8% in the second quarter of 2011, while RIM and its platform slipped, according to a comScore report based on a 30,000 US mobile subscriber sample.

Looking at both feature and smartphones combined, Samsung remained at the top growing by 1 percentage point compared to the first quarter of the year to capture 25.5% of the market. Runner-up LG stayed flat at 20.9%, followed declining Motorola. Apple cemented its fourth place growing by a healthy 1.2 percentage points to reach 9.5% of the overall market.

When looking at smartphones alone, Cupertino stood at the second place capturing 27% of the US market.

Curiously enough, Microsoft continued slipping and now its mobile platforms account for only 5.7% of all smartphones. Symbian was a distant fifth, with a marginal 1.9% share.

But it’s not just manufacturer and platforms that are changing - we’re using our phones differently. The comScore study concludes that we just use our handsets more for everything - texting, browsing, games, but apps continue to be the focus of our attention as more and more consumers download and use apps.

source: comScore



1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

bada...? I'm sure there must be at least a few people using bada in the US, even thought it won't be as much as the 10 % bada users in france.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, i tried to tell ya, bada doesnt exist here peter. :)

17. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

We all try to tell him, but he is just to much fun to be rude to....

18. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

i know that there is not alot of bada users in the US... Maybe Samsung will launch the Wave 3 in the us, and then the market share in hte US will increase...

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ya from 0.0 to 0.2% :) you have to get past the sales reps who push what they know... which is iOS, Android, and to a lesser extent (by far) WP7 and BB.

45. brant

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

There not going to mention it because like going to be like .2 percent or it not being sold by carries so it make it difficult to track.

48. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Why thumb him down? Poor guy...

2. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Anyway, seems like WP7 isn't doing to well, guess most people don't like the UI, or maybe ther operators simply don't want to sell WP7 as much as android. Remember reading an article about that at phonearena earlier.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nice try at the slam of W7, Peter- not quite right. If you look at the graph, it is listed as "Microsoft", in otherwords both W7 and the old Windows Mobile which was just discontinued at the beginning of the year. The overall percentage of Microsoft support OS's has dropped- Windows Mobile was a large percentage of smartphone platforms until early 2010, when it started getting it's tail whomped on by Android, prompting Microsoft to scrap it and start over again with W7. The discontinued Windows Mobile is the reason why the drop in sales in Microsoft. Sorry, buddy, but you better get your licks in now on your mortal enemy W7 while you still can. I fully expect it to take off next year. Nokia alone will help push it to around 10%, and throw in the Asian markets it is now going to be supported in that it wasn't ever before, and growth is assured. However, I am sure Bada will get to a point that in a couple more years it might even have a chance to be listed on these graphs on it's own, not just lumped in with "other".

19. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Let's wait and see if WP7 take of or not, my guess is that it won't. I guess you all can agree that is is either a sucess or fiasco for WP7 now in the coming months with Nokia WP7, and 2nd generation of WP7 phones. bada is already listed as a OS and not in other, in surveys here in europe.

34. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

While I am with you that it is a put up or shut up time for the W7 crowd, it is going to take longer than "the coming months". Android and iOS are so ingrained in the minds of consumers, chipping into their lead is a long process. But, as more and more feature phone users move to smart phones, W7 can compete. As RIM users have moved away from that platform, W7 can compete. There is no doubt W7 HAS TO have growth in 2012. In my humble, unimportant opinion, they need to be at least 15% of Smart phone sales world wide going into 2013. 20% would be a pure victory. And Bada is growing quite nicely in the markets it is in. The stats show it. It has appealed to the huge whole in the market Symbian left. So, in those markets it will go head to head with W7. We will be watching...

21. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

and one more thing. You say that the reason micrsoft percentage dropped is because of MS discontinuing winmo. Sure that is probably the reason, but if WP7 is such a sucess, why is the overall percentage for MS decreasing ?

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because windows 6xx had a 10% userbase while WP7 has around 5% of the user base. It will shrink for now as they windows 6xx people upgrade to other things.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sorry, let me correct myself. of the total windows userbase, somewhere between half and 2/3rd of the userbase is still windows 5/6xx devices. The rest are WP7 sets. As those windowsXX devices get upgraded to other things like ios/android/ and yes WP7 the total "windows" segment is going to shrink even though WP7 itself is still expanding. Also, this chart is for america. WP7 is much more popular in europe than in america right now partially because those evil sales reps (like me) sell what we love.. and thats android. I love some WP7, but it needs that mango upgrade, some more apps, and a few more phone choices before it becomes a real player.

29. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I know that MS market share is decreasing because Winmo is being discontiued. My point is, MICROSOFT IS LOSING MARKET SHARE BY DISCONTINUING WINMO and instead switching to WP7. Had WP7 been a success, MS would have had at least the same market share as with Winmo, otherwise they could just stick with Winmo 6.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

peter, sometimes you have to take a step back to take 2 steps forward. MS made the right choice in killing windows 6xx off.. it was a horrible monster. WP7 is vastly superior to w6xx even though it does much less, for now. and, if we get a bada in the store ill play with one, i always play with the new stuff. :)

43. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

what does wp7 do much less on? and ya peter wp7 is gonna become the third ecosystem in the coming months... it won't be a quick change but i think wp7 will take some of bb's and others shares..

44. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

and--as soon as microsoft releases windows 8 with its metro and wp7 integration, i expect to see a huge jump in wp sales btw can't really call it wp7 anymore... its just wp... haha

47. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

No i don't really think WP7 has a chance to be the third ecosystem. There has been so much hype about WP7 being the third ecosystem, that most people has seem to forgotten to look at the market share... bada has more market share than WP7, and with samsung backing bada up, it is very likely bada might be the 3rd ecosystem.

30. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

And can you at least promise me that if you get the Wave 3 where you work as a sales rep, can you try and push that, pleeaaase ? : )

35. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

@ remixfa - about the choice of W7 handsets: Sigh .... so true, so true.

49. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

You should be carefull. As a fellow sales rep I think we both know we're not suppose to be pushing a certain brand or phone but yes to ask our customers questions and find a device sutable for their needs not ours.

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Eat from that rotten Apple, Green Android! EAT IT!!

36. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Android is eating the RIM Blackberry, too. In fact, based on personal experience, more 'Berries are being eaten by Android than are Apples. Two friends that upgraded to the new Bold 9930 managed to brick the handset during activation. One friend switched for an EVO 3D after seeing mine. The other is waiting to see the Bionic. Maybe the graphic should have shown the Android robot munching a blackberry?

37. ilia1986 unregistered

It doesn't matter, Even if it's 9000 BBs lost compared to 1 Apple killed by Android - I'm still happy. As the ancient saying goes - it's fine to kill 1000 people to get to 1 rotten traitor.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Spoiled Apple inc. is very bad taste for Samsung and people stop buying it.

5. romrom unregistered

people use more of everything, but battery technology hasnt improved at all.. battery wont even last 3/4 of a day when you turn on 3g, let alone gps.... so am stuck with 2g/edge whatever you call just to make a full day,,,btw been using android (htc hero, desire hd, xperia arc, and xperia mini pro)....

32. ilia1986 unregistered

Battery technology HAS improved drastically. 10 years ago a Samsung brick phone would have had a 340mAh huge fat brick for it's battery. Now a sleek SGS2 has about 16xx mAh - 4 times the capacity at half the overall size. Sure, phone software has progressed 600x times since 2001, but that's not to say battery advancements haven't been made at all. It's just that their speed has been naturally slower than the advancements in phone software and OS.

6. maxxx unregistered

in 2012 Blackberry will die

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Not likely die. But, if QNX doesn't take off at launch, or they wait too long to get them to market, Blackberry will have a very long 2013 as they have to restructure....

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