Latest comScore report shows iOS, Windows Phone and Samsung were the big winners in Q3

Latest comScore report shows iOS, Windows Phone and Samsung were the big winners in Q3
The latest monthly report from comScore has been released and it shows that based on the average monthly figures for the third quarter, iOS and Windows Phone snatched up the market share lost by Android and BlackBerry. The report shows that for the third quarter, iOS was running 40.6% of smartphones in the U.S. used by those 13 and older. That was up from the 39.9% average monthly market share scored by Apple's mobile OS in the second quarter. Windows Phone was the only other platform that showed growth in the period, improving to 3.3% market share in the U.S. smartphone market in Q3 from 3.1% in the prior quarter.

Taking it on the chin was BlackBerry, whose market share dropped in the third quarter to 3.8% from 4.4%  Android's ownership of the market declined from 52% to 51.8% in the quarter. Symbian was flat with .3% of the U.S. smartphone market.

You can't blame Samsung for Android's tepid showing in the quarter. The Korean OEM tacked on 1.2 percentage points from a 23.7% second quarter smartphone market share in the U.S., to 24.9% in quarter three. That still leaves Apple with the largest market share among manufacturers. The Cupertino based tech titan closed the quarter with a 40.6% share, up from 39.9% last quarter. Despite losing 1.4 percentage points sequentially, HTC's 7.1% reading is good enough for third place. Motorola (6.8%) and LG (6.6%) round out the top five.


source: comScore via AndroidCentral

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13 Comments

1. DAddYE

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Happy for Moto. I wish a day I could see Sony too.

4. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Happy for moto? They lost market share despite releasing 4 phones (Moto X and 3 more droids).

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And you'll note that this is for Q3, which only includes September in terms of months in which the Moto X and its cousins were sold.

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Despite having owned several Sony phones in the past, I don't really like them anymore. They have joined Apple, Microsoft and RIM among the ranks of patent trolls. https://www.xda-developers.com/tag/rockstar/

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Are you a paid troll? In every single article, if someone says something about Sony, you start sayin those same things...

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Really? I don't believe I have ever said anything negative about Sony on this website before...

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol. I remember you from MANY posts. Always saying Sony going down.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

See,, you're always saying something negative.. Just give credit where credit is due, and stop being so threatened, and childishly competitive about technology.. See you on the next WP related article...

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This guy is a negative, and childish person.. Any article that is WP related, or that mentions anything about WP, he is all over with negative comments.. It's OK if you like Android, but give credit where credit is due and kill the unnecessary BS comments... I guess he got picked on in school or something,, and now he uses his favorite devices, and OS, to bash others, and make himself feel better about who he is.. I hate haters like him who only bring up the negative, and don't have anything positive to say..

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

To be supremely fair, Windows Phone can eat a deck.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It'll be interesting to see these numbers after Q4.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not bad... Not bad at all.

10. Dexxter

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

0.3% still rocking symbian.........is it even considered a smartphone OS?

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