Android US market share continues to decline, Apple hits record high

by Colton Kaiser on
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Just last month Apple managed to retake the number one position in terms of mobile OS market share in the US, overtaking Google’s Android in the process. Today, it appears that trend has continued through the month of November, with Apple reaching its highest ever smartphone market share in the United States.

Figures released today show Android falling to 41.9%, a decline of nearly 11% over the previous year. On the other end of the spectrum, Apple now sits at a staggering 53.3%, a rise of 17.5% year-over-year. While Android has managed to reach nearly 60% at one point, this is the first time in the Cupertino company’s history that it has passed the 50% mark. For comparison, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is having a tough time reaching 3%, having been stuck in limbo since last year. RIM, on the other hand, has all but fallen completely off of the map, dropping nearly 6 points in just 12 months.

In various other parts of the world Android continues to top the charts, constantly setting records for rate of growth. However, it appears as though Apple is once again dominating the US market. Android may be losing the battle, but at least it’s winning the war.

Source: Kantar

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.c.w.tang David Tang

    Can’t fight such strong branding and loyalty… but all good things must come to an end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristi.istrate Cristi Istrate

    Is not market share, is sales. Android is still at more than 50% market share.

    • Yessif

      This particular report is market share in the US.

  • http://twitter.com/Angus_Prune Rob Pearson

    Says a lot about US discernment of quality! – NOT

  • Craig

    Keep on wasting money on Apple junk, yanks. China will own you soon anyway.