Android Acquires 42% Of The Market Share In The U S


Since becoming the top smartphone platform in the U.S. earlier this year the growth of Android has remained unmatched by its competitors.

According to the latest data from comScore Android has grown 5.4% from May to July 2011 and currently holds 41.8% of the market followed by Apple’s iOS which grew 1% in that same period holding 27.0% of the overall market share.

The competition is nowhere to be seen. RIM’s BlackBerry lost 4% and now sits at third place with 21.7% market share and nothing we’ve seen from the Canadian company lately gives much hope that it can turn things around in the near future. Microsoft whose Windows Phone 7 platform still awaits wider adoption dropped from 6.7% to 5.7%, while the dying Symbian now holds a negligible 1.9%.

Right now there are only two players in this field Google and Apple and until RIM makes some drastic changes and Nokia starts pushing out Windows Phone 7 handsets we won’t be seeing much of a change here.

On the manufacturer front Samsung holds the first place with a 25.5% market share followed by LG with 20.9%, Motorola with 14.1% and Apple with 9.5%.


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