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Latest comScore report shows Android with a controlling 51% share of the U.S. smartphone market

0. phoneArena posted on 01 May 2012, 12:30

Metrics firm comScore released its monthly Mobilens report which covers the three months up to March 2012 and shows that Samsung is the number one provider of handsets in the U.S.; meanwhile, Android flavored phones account for a controlling 51% of smartphones in the States...

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posted on 01 May 2012, 16:57 2

33. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I don't follow.. what did I divide in 2 again?

we have a very clear ratio for worldwide sales.. 45 million smarphones out of 90 million total phone sales for Samsung.

the rest I was just guesstimating based off US smartphone percentages and how many iPhones were sold based off carrier reports which is about 9 million.

posted on 02 May 2012, 00:53

45. mrochester (unregistered)

We don't know whether Samsung sells 1 smartphone for every 1 featurephone in the US or not.

And even if we did assume that, that'd mean Samsung have 13% of the US smartphone market. But it's pointless assuming since we don't actually know the figures!

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:05 2

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Faith in US resotred.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:23 3

16. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Well the playing field is pretty uneven since Android is on practically everything these days. Pretty much any manufacturer can make a device and slap Android onto it. That's why the data study is pretty inaccurate.

And I'm pretty sure this comment is going to get a negative rating even though it's the real scenario. No harm done.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:31 4

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

So true man

posted on 01 May 2012, 14:12 5

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

your comment was doing good until you added that last part . you just want to get thumbs Down

also this numbers are mostly from the big guys. no official source of sales has the generic android devices made in undeveloped countries. Google doesn't even count those

posted on 02 May 2012, 02:33 1

47. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I think you misunderstood my comment. I am not saying I want to get thumbed down. It's that people will let their ignorance and bias get the better of them and thumb it down because it speaks against Android somewhat.

I am not speaking of devices in underdeveloped countries.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:17 7

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

So it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Android offering a lot as an operating system, often at a lower cost than IOS?

Yes, Android is ubiquitous. However, if one is to attribute part of Android success to this, then one must also admit the major role marketing has played in the iPhone's success, as well as the media blitz surrounding everything Apple.

posted on 02 May 2012, 02:30 1

46. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

The saying holds true - you get what you pay for. Yes, you pay more for an iPhone, but you get a better overall experience. You can Android phones for little or nothing, but the thing is, they are horribly inconsistent.

Look at the slow rollout of ice cream sandwich. When Apple releases the next version of iOS, it's out right there available for all compatible devices. The 3GS has seen two or three upgrades if I am not mistaken already.

Android offers a lot, but the "lot" it offers is often a jumbled mess when you look at it.

Deny as much as you please, but you know it's the truth.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:49 2

35. tedkord (Posts: 14141; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The evolution of iRationalization over the years:

Android is vaporware
Android will never have iOS' market share
It's all about apps. The Android Market will never gave a lot of apps.
It's tablets, man. Android tablets aren't selling.
Android only has more marketshare because its on so many devices, and they lie about activations anyway, plus most of them are returned anyway because they're laggy and people thought they were buying an iPhone in the first place because Android is just a copy...

posted on 01 May 2012, 23:10 1

41. RobotMan (Posts: 145; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Kid, you miss your school bus!

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:20 1

38. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Trust and believe....if it was all about being on alot of phones....Win Mo would still be near the top...and not getting ready to disappear off the chart..

Being on alot of phones helps, cheaper prices helps....and a pretty decent overall experience also helps.

When are folks gonna start giving Android credit for being a decent mobile OS?

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