ComScore released their newest U.S. smartphone market numbers for the quarter ended June 2013 showing Apple continuing to slowly grow their share while Android held firm in the number one position. Google’s Android saw a slight dip earlier this year when U.S.
At the end of 2011, the Android OS had a 46.3% market share for smartphones, but now they are officially over the 50% mark according to Nielsen’s latest report for the 2nd quarter of this year. The Android OS continues to climb and of all smartphone users, 51.8% of them are running Android. The question that is always asked next is where’s Apple stand?
The dominance in the smartphone industry continues to be lead by Google. In new numbers estimated by Strategy Analytics, Android has more than 80% smartphone market share in Q3 of 2013 (April – June). That’s an increase over last year’s 75%. Apple is undoubtebly in second 13.4%, down from last year’s 15.6%. Microsoft has also seen growth, chiming in with more than 4%.
Despite, most major Android manufacturers losing users, Android continues to grow as a platform. comScore recently released its May through August market share numbers and it shows Android’s overall gain.
Latest IDC numbers are out and there really isn’t anything new to report. For the first quarter 2012, Android’s market share was 59.0%, up from 36.1% a year ago. Apple continues to take the second spot with a 23.0% share, up from 18.3% a year ago.
Android dominates the worldwide smartphone market, running on 75 percent of all smartphones shipped throughout the globe in the third quarter, IDC reported. Samsung continued to hold sway over the Android market, but its market share slipped because of competition from a multitude of smaller vendors. Apple's iOS came in a poor second, shipping on 26.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012.
The iPhone 5 made its highly-anticipated arrival in China today, but despite strong pre-orders, it remains to be seen whether this will help Apple’s eroding share of the world’s largest smartphone market.
Though the iPhone continues to be hugely popular among Chinese consumers, this may not be enough to hold onto the interest of China’s 290 million smartphone users.