Android's U.S. share hits all-time high; analyst sees Android offering Siri-type service in Q1

Android's U.S. share hits all-time high; analyst sees Android offering Siri-type service in Q1
The latest comScore survey has been released and it shows that as of August, the green robot was scoring an all-time high in its share of the U.S. smartphone market. At 43.7%, Android's slice of the Stateside pie grew as much in August as it did in July, which the analytics firm took as a sign of a possible slowdown for Google's open source OS. According to comScore, much of the gain in Android's market share for August came from those leaving the BlackBerry platform. BlackBerry's share of the U.S. smartphone market dropped 2 points in August to 19.7%, down 5 points since May. The next reading will be more important for RIM as it will include results from the launch of its new devices running BlackBerry 7 OS.

With a nearly 8 point lead over RIM, Apple gained .3% on the month to control 27.3% of U.S. smartphones while Windows Mobile and Windows Phone combined for a steady reading of 5.7% which is good news for Microsoft. The crew at Redmond has seen its market share usually decline every month. As for manufacturers, Samsung added to its leading market share at 25.3%. Apple rose to a 9.8% slice of the pie while LG, Motorola and RIM all lost ground.

Meanwhile, analyst Alex Gauna with JMP Securities said that Apple's introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S lacked panache and he feels that with the lack of a larger screen size and LTE connectivity on the new iPhone, Android will continue to grab market share away from the Cupertino based firm. Industry checks he made show that Android will have it's own natural language recognition system in the first quarter of 2012, to compete with Apple's Siri system, which was announced yesterday.

source: comScore via electronista (survey), AppleInsider (analyst)

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1. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011


23. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Siri-type service? Umm, Google Voice Actions was doing this way before "Siri" Siri-ously, people. Features don't suddenly exist because Apple puts a trendy marketing name on it.

36. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

your right, I just discovered Vlingo today and its just as powerful though not as integrated as it could be it works just the same.

38. yeahbut unregistered

Siri takes this to a whole new level.. leaping beyond what Android currently offers. This is great to see.. as I'm looking forward to what Android answers with!!

44. stealthd unregistered

Google Voice Actions does not recognize plain speech and doesn't talk back to you. They're not the same thing.

2. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Its gonna grow another 10-20 percent. 5-10% from apple the rest from blackberry

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

on other articles some dumb fandroids were saying siri existed i the form of Google voice recognition.. but then "Android offering Siri-type service in Q1"..... hmmm good thing I dont listen to much to fandroids

4. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Vlingo may have been a better comparison. Siri's been around for a year. The main difference now is that it's more polished and baked into iOS now instead of running as a separate app. Oh, and if you were running it on an iPhone 4 or earlier, you're now screwed unless you buy a 4s.

8. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

siri is just a polished version googles voice and of the many voice crontrol apps that are around such as nuance,vlingo,speaktoit etc...siri does look awesome but am sure google have had plans to do the same on ICS..guess will find out next week...personally i dont care for voice control,its one of those features its nice to have but will probably wont be used as much

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

1) your an idiot 2) adding a "siri like system" is only a very minor update to google voice controls. Its just adding the ability to use key words instead of entire phrases like it is set up to do now. Siri isnt magical, its just a minor evolution from what was already there.

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

@remixfa...ok we are back to the name calling.. i wanted to put this over but ok .. we are back.. like before...

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

from the guy that ran around calling me racist and all android users the enemy (even though u use an android phone) as well as all sorts of other nonsense, it kind of rings hollow.

43. Ideal unregistered

You are a fool.

5. cc unregistered

Yeah, because people who actually own and use the phone daily know less about it than this analyst. The voice recognition on my Thunderbolt may not speak to me like a human "Hmm, let me look that up for you..." but other than that (and making calendar appointments) it will do virtually everything Siri was demonstrating in the video I watched yesterday. Yes, Siri gives the interaction a more "human" feel, but in all reality the voice recognition on an Android device will do almost everything you saw on the Siri video...

6. cc unregistered

By the way, my comment was in response to gallitokings attempt at making himself feel better about the pathetic Apple event yesterday. *pats gallito on the back* it's okay, you can cry on my shoulder.

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

my tears are of joy... finally getting my iphone ... CC.. so I am happy.. sorry it was not enough for you to jump ship.. right?.. is in it what every fandroid wants... they want Apple to be like Android so they can purchase an iphone... is ok you can come to Apple next year....

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

next year for what the iphone 4ss...only time i will consider another iphone is if they actually surpass a top of the line android phone in spec and features..the 4s just about manages but with the nexus prime (my next Phone) just round the corner the 4s is disappointing especially after all the hype and know redesign...

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ok dont go... stay with Android... then. but you wont stop to critice Apple becuase u want Apple to innovate so you can leave Android..

27. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

No he just wants the best phone and since android has that he chooses android. If he wanted the iphone 4s he would have bought the 4 a long time ago because its basically the same thing

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well thats your opinion .. but unless you will buy my iphone for me... i dont care what you think... and neither should he...

29. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

thank you...good to know not everyone on PA is brainless...@gallitoking, am not the only one criticising the 4s...there isn't a site that isn't disappointed with the not saying the 4s is a bad phone but it has not done enough for ME to upgrade..if you like it good for you am not telling anyone not to get it

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well we both agree then.. trust me.. I want to get the iphone... tried Android.. and I am in the process of ordering the Nokia N9 to activate it here see how that goes as well

7. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

That or you could just download the Siri assistant app from the market...

9. Vzw_employee

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Why don't I see HTC or Sony Ericsson, on this chart

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@ gallitoking. Google voice actions was definitely the foundation on which Siri was built. But what Siri did was improve on what Google started. Not to mention, there are assistants on the Android market as well like "Speaktoit Assistant" that perform the same functions. I just think Google's problem is let Apple perfect everything they've have pioneered. And Google doesn't market anything, so Apple can market something like Siri and now it looks like Google is playing catch up, when all they really needed to do is upgrade what they already had in place.

15. Dr. E unregistered

I agree, as is with most service android offers: Android doesn't try so much to tell us what we need. Sometimes you might need some marketing to have a great idea stick, then on the other hand how would you trust it's a good idea if it was marketed so intensively ;)? (paradox there) I guess I still uphold the idea of offering a variety of good service and have the smart consumer have discover it's utility by trial and error.

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

why do fandroids think that everything Apple does ..mean they invented.. hmmm that was their slogan last year.. move on guys.. we did... Apple polished something already existed and took it to a new level... as simple as that.. Google can just sit back and let it happen...

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

@whateverman...true.. but look how you guys think?... if Apple does not icludes things on Android.. you bash for not being part of the lastest... but if Apple does it.. you bash saying it copied... Apple to you guys will never do anything right?... who cares who come up with siri.. Apple perfected and it should be left at that... Google has their hands full now.. with their rushed the ball is on Google.. see how they deliver....

30. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i think what annoys many android fans is that apple fans say this feature etc etc on android is gimmick and the apple fans dont need it but suddenly when apple implements something similar its the best thing ever.

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

who said prime is rushed what rumours,i think what the ip4s reminded us is rumours are not worth the far as am concern the prime cant be any less disappointing then the 4s...i honestly believe the prime will be the most powerful and feature rich smartphone released,but i could be wrong but from that single teaser and the new 1.5 dual core exynos along with the 720p amoled announced by samsung recently i dont think i will be wrong lol lets hope am not wrong...fanboys are fanboys they will always be hypocrites that why i dont like to have discussions with fanboys but most of this site is full of apple and android famboys

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