Android and Samsung continue to dominate according to comScore

The Android freight train shows no signs of slowing as its market share in the U.S has climbed to 41.8% for the three month period ending July 2011. Back in April it was at 36.4%. Apple was able to gain market share as well, but marginally. They are now at 27.0%, which is a gain of 1.0% from the previous period of 26.0%. Of course it is no surprise that Microsoft and RIM dropped in their respective market shares.

Android’s gain of 5.4% is huge as compared to Apples’s gain of 1.0%. Apple will continue to hold its own, especially with the iPhone 5 coming out this fall, and especially if the rumors hold that it will show up on Sprint as well. Android’s gain is coming from Microsoft and RIM’s decline. RIM will probably never show an increase unless they adopt Android, and Microsoft has a chance for some marginal increases with the launch of Mango.

When it comes to the manufacturer’s market share, there are no surprises as Samsung is the top dog with a 25.5% market share, which is up 1.0% from 24.5%. The only other OEM to gain was Apple which went from 8.4% to 9.5%. Motorola continues to show declines as it went from 15.6% to 14.1%. The delay of the Bionic has really hurt them, but hopefully the purchase by Google will help them moving forward.

Is anyone surprised with any of this news? It seems like every report coming out is saying the same thing: Android Rules!!!

[via comscore]


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • http://www.snapanda.com Brad Patterson

    I love android, and this is good news.

    However, all the lawsuits up in the air make me second-guess the stability of the platform. What’s your take ?