ComScore round up: See Q2's winners and losers

ComScore round up: See Q2's winners and losers
For those of you who measure your self-worth based on how well your mobile platform of choice is doing (or just like following industry trends), today is that day: the latest comScore numbers are out, detailing market share in the U.S. for the second quarter. They tell a tale of mostly static market share – Android and Apple continue to make small gains, RIM and Symbian lost a few more, and Microsoft pretty much stood still. Of course the static numbers still tell a tale, as this was the first full quarter of Nokia Windows Phone sales in the U.S., so their failure to gain much market share is noteworthy. For the specifics, check out the slide show below.

source: comScore via 9to5Google



1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Go Google! :D

2. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think Windows Phone will pick up traction. With existing phones not getting the update to WP8, there's not much incentive to get one this close to launch of WP8.

41. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I really don't get why windows phone is not more popular. Is it because android and apple have the best of the best hardware or mor apps. I have an android phone and like it a lot. Having said that I think windows phone is a better built operating system from the ground up than android. I really think the live tile home screen should be an option like on windows eight on my computer where you can hit the start button and that live tiles will be there or like when you hit desk top it will go to a traditional screen. I probably will eventually get a windows phone if there around long enough. I really like the windows eight computer and think the surface tablets are awesome. But it seems like people are so brainwashed into liking there android device or apple device ( probably because they invested so much money in apps and stuf along with knowing how to us the OS ) that it will be hard for windows. I really hope with windows eight coming out and having it co exist on your phone tablet and computer( hopfully other stuff like televisions and stuff) that it gets more popular cause it's a great platform just a little young and behind in features. The more popular it is the more investment into it there will be to go along with the feed back frome the consumers business and regular. It's weird that windows 6 and basically the older windows OS could actually do everything and more that any thing out right now. They had an app store handango( apps were to expensive) I would love to have an older windows phone that was more touch friendly and up to date with android and apple. That OS was mor like a reall computer and could do a lot more if you were smart enough to do it than any of the newer operating systems. Any way I hope to see windows phone and the computer based version get huge. I like the phones but heck I still a sucker for a quad core exenos processors with 2gb ddr2 memmory and a 720 p screen with a badd to the bone graphics. I assume the way they are catching up with apps that that could be its draw back. Along with the fact that the operating system cost so much to buy the licens for each phone. But I can't wait to have a long battery life tablet with a ivy ridge i5 processor that is a full operating system that can do it all. That has always been my dream computer. My iPad is awesome but I hate how limited it really is. I just hope I can get atliest 12 hours out of a single charge and lose no power while in sleep mode like my iPad. I can't wait to see what windows phone eight can really do on all platforms

50. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Honestly....I think its beacuse of: Bad tastes in folks mouth that had the old Win Mo. The iPhone and Android are just good phones, no matter what the fanboys on each side say. Android filled in the void of MS never really answering the iPhone sooner.

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Between WP8 and some real carrier support, maybe Microsoft may get some traction. Of course I had similar sentiments a year ago.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Good luck WP! We need more competition in the market.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The real tale to be told is that Windows Mobile is not propping up Windows Phone anymore. WP is gaining, which is why MS in general is holding steady. And gained a little, a whole .1%. (Okay, the last part is the WP Geek in me talking, but the first part is very true.) Yes, I truly was hoping for a better showing (closer to 10%? Even 8%?), so in no way am I claiming a victory for WP. But it is trending upwards. If they can sell at this rate until WP 8 comes out, I am VERY hopeful for 2013 and it's future. No other surprises here. Android is not going anywhere, and iPhone 5 is going to be a monstrous launch in the fall. Sure, there is a bit of a backlash against MS for WP 8/WP 7, but it ain't nothing like RIM is going to see for the rest of the year with BB07 getting ignored, and BB10 not even a factor. It isn't even being mentioned among carriers, developers, or tech sites unless it is mobile sites. It is looking grim for 2012/first part of 2013.

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

apple not looking too bad...

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol...why the red thumbs? This was an accurate statement. And finally!! For the first time in a long time WP has gained and Symbian has lost...

11. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

It would be interesting to see how Symbian will perform in the third quarter with the launch of Nokia 808 PureView. This is really the first Symbian phone to be eye-catching enough for the US market. Many people I know have already pre-ordered it or are going to order it, something I had never seen before.

16. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Pureview or not, symbian is bound to perish.

29. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Well, that's a transition, and that happens because the mobile gadgets are becoming more and more powerful and eventually able to handle desktop OS (Windows). (The fact that Windows phone 8 has the same kernel as Windows 8 is a testimony to this trend.) Once that happens, there is no need to have a mobile OS anyways. Nokia made that decision (transition from Symbian to Windows Phone OS) just at the perfect time. As they have announced, they will continue to support Symbian till 2016, and they will evaluate the situation. By then, Windows Phone OS may be the exact thing as Windows OS. Even then, there is no guarantee that they will completely abandon Symbian. But even if they do, that's perfectly fine. Symbian has done its job for decades, and has done it in a fantastic way. Mobile OS's are temporary, and the future will be fine without them.

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I hope ppl dont think I'm rooting against Symbian...its just for so long MS has been not gaining and Symbian above them.

30. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Well, globally speaking, Symbian was fine and always significantly ahead of ios up until the first quarter of 2012.

13. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yeah, Apple is never looking "too bad." xP

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Why the thumbs down? It's true, as much as I hate it.

28. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Because most of the people on here are extreme android fanboboys you'll have to praise android like it's your god. Let's go wp8 overtake apple

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Or extreme haters of Dont like their business practices, it kept me from getting the iPhone in 2008..and since the iPhone 4 released they seem extremely anal and petty.... But them gaining marketshare is what it it or not gotta give em props for it.

43. SleepingOz unregistered

thumb up!

8. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

For a realistic analysis, the global market share should also be considered. Hopefully the global stats will be out soon.

9. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Interesting the increase in share for Apple with no new product to drive it. iPad 3 coattails maybe? This was for March - May so no IOS6 benefit. Marketing push? I don't watch much commercial TV so I don't know.

10. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Google rules... Apple is inching closer and closer to RIM...

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I would like to see what the WP7 fans have to say. The much hyped and praised launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 only succeeded in preventing WPs marketshare from collapsing any further than it has so far. At this rate, WP will surpass Blackberry in a year (at 4.3% of the marketplace to 4.2 for RIM), sadly due to RIMs failings rather than Microsoft's successes. Go Microsoft!

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Yes but the very slight gain of wp in the market is more due to the demise and lack of sales of rim handsets and symbian than actually any popularity of wp itself. With symbian levels about to fall even lower wp might gain a little more ground but its general unpopularity will keep at more or less at its current state. Observing it the reaction to customers week in week out i cant see wp gaining anything much more unfortunately for nokia.

14. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Android closed to maturity point, ready to declined. Ios just double android.

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

out of the the OS the one with the most loyal fans is iOS. so if someone is losing market share to bring WP it will be Android.. and RIM

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yup I've been asserting the same thing. The one who stands to lose from Windows gaining marketshare is android.

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not according to remix saying that windows market share will come from Apple.. watch him still defend that

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and according to some fandroids kids have iphones and ipads thanks to their parents. so those kids will no go anywhere and when they have kids they will be part of the Apple stats at an early age.. even better

33. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

It's so sad that your guys' comments are thumbed up only by the two of you gallitoking+taco thumbing up one another...

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.