New graph lets you see smartphone manufacturer's U.S. market share with color

New graph lets you see smartphone manufacturer's U.S. market share with color
Nielsen's latest graph showing cellphone manufacturer's share of the U.S. smartphone market uses colors to help viewers quickly see which firms were in control from November 2010 through January 2011. Taking a step back, the numbers show that Android had a two point lead over iOS and RIM's BlackBerry phones with 29% of the smartphone market.

Of those manufacturer's producing Android devices, HTC had the largest U.S. share with a 12% slice followed by the 10% piece owned by Motorola, and the 5% controlled by Samsung. The last group, "Others", consists of other manufacturers like LG, Sony Ericsson, Dell and Huawei, and had 2% of the U.S smartphone market.

10% of U.S. smartphones from last November through this January were powered by Windows Phone 7. HTC lead the way with 7% of U.S. smartphones flavored by Microsoft's OS. Samsung was next with a 2% piece of the pie, followed by the 1% slice controlled by HP and Motorola.

4% of U.S. smartphones during the November through January time period were powered by WebOS while Symbian flavored phones had half that share.

Another graph produced by Nielsen shows the popularity of operating systems depending on age. Those 18-24 favored Android while the 55-65+ demographic belonged to iOS.

source: Nielsen



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9. AlternateCreativity

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Blackbery being the same as apple share wise, i think yes! bb please dont fold like a cheap tent to apple, we give waaaaaay too much credit to apple its sooo much hype for apple yay for something new that weve already used just........bigger

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I'm surprised by this graph. I was honestly thing that android would have a larger lead over iOS than this, considering that android is catered more for the masses. Apple is doing exceptionally well.

7. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

So, when Nokia focuses on Windows Phone, the Windows Phone percentage has a chance at a 2% gain. Nokia should have gone Android and focused on hardware.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I was trying to post "in before Apple trolls" but I see dj posted first! Nice job buddy you're dedication to posting on anything involving Apple is impressive. Not hating on android because it's a good OS, but it takes 3 major manufacturers plus android on all carriers vs iPhone is one phone per year and only one carrier during this time. Android barely edged out iOS. Still great gains for android and I'm sure they will continue to do well. Windows phone 7 is way behind at this point and blackberry also has to bring some innovation or they'll keep sliding down.

4. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

My parents both use Android phones and they find it easier than their old dumbphones namely because they have enormous contact lists so organizing those was a huge pain. Now they just make widgets of their most called contacts, some tools like a calculator, weather, flashlight, navigation, and they're pretty much set.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am actually very impressed with Blackberry's representation among younger buyers. I would have though Droid and Apple would have had a much larger lead. Do wonder what this graph looks like next year with Apple on both large carriers now.

2. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So the old people this a list of shortcuts is easier than a fully interactive and customizable Android menu...Makes sense...Stripped down and super basic, lacking features, much easier to learn at the older age than all the goodies on Android. Windows creeping up to 10% WP7 is a GREAT starter OS for people that need simple, I predict they will start cutting into Apple's money in the next few years.

5. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

id say android, not apple... apple and rim are firmly in market. Android is constantly changing so that is where wp7 people will come from

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