ComScore: The Smartphone Market is a Two-Horse Race

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ComScore released data today showing that Samsung is the top mobile phone manufacturer and Android is the leading operating system for smartphones. The data also showed that Apple was the only other company to gain share, and the company did so in both categories.

ComScore’s data shows the top mobile phone manufacturers for the three months ending in September were Samsung with 25.3%, LG with 20.6%, Motorola with 13.8%, Apple with 10.2%, and RIM with 7.1%. Of those, only Apple showed a gain over the quarter.

ComScore Chart

Chart by The Mac Observer from ComScore data

The top smartphone platforms for the same 3-month period were Google with 44.8%, Apple with 27.4%, RIM with 18.9%, Microsoft with 5.6%, and Symbian with 1.8%. Only Google and Apple showed gains for the quarter with Google rising 4.6 percentage points and Apple growing by 0.8 percentage points.

ComScore Chart

Chart by The Mac Observer from ComScore data

The numbers also showed that 87.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones and that they are taking advantage of the smart in their phones more and more. Over 70% are using them for text messaging, 42.9% are using the browser, 42.5% are using downloaded apps, 31.5% are accessing social networks or blogs, 28.8% are playing games, and 20.9% are listening to music using their smartphone. All of these numbers are up between 1.5 and 3.0 percentage points from the previous quarter.

ComScore Chart

Chart by The Mac Observer from ComScore data

Comments

wab95

Given your earlier post on iOS web traffic, it would be instructive to see some of these stats broken down by platform. Unfortunately, ComScore do not appear to have offered them that way.

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