Q2 not such a great quarter for Android sales in the US, somewhat better for iOS

Q2 not such a great quarter for Android sales in the US, somewhat better for iOS
According to a report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, U.S. smartphone sales have fallen in Q2 2012, compared to the same quarter last year. Pretty much all mobile OS's have seen the amount of their sales shrink a bit, except for iOS.

Overall smartphone shipments in the U.S. have fallen from 25.2 million to 23.8 million units. The blame is mostly on the poor economic climate and changes in the upgrade policies of major carriers.

The report indicates that almost all operating systems have suffered casualties, with Android sales amounting to 13.4 million units - a bit lower compared to 15.3 million in Q2 2011. This also translates to a slightly smaller market share for the leading platform, which is now powering 56.3% of all smart handsets in the States, down from 60.6%.

The only OS which has managed to gain something is iOS. The Apple platform has powered 7.9 million handsets, up from 5.9 million in last Q2. This has led to a 33.2% market share for iOS, up from 23.2%.

The third most popular mobile OS in the U.S. — BlackBerry — continues its way to the bottom, with a market share of only 6.5% - a drastic fall from the 10.5% it commanded during the same period of last year.

source: StrategyAnalytics via Electronista


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