It’s that time of the month again when comScore releases their report on mobile subscriber market share for smartphones in the U.S. Things haven’t changed much from last months report in which Android and Samsung dominated.
For the 3-months ended August 2011, Google’s Android OS represented 43.7% of the market which is up 5.6% from May and 1.5% from last month. Apple came in second at 27.3%, up 0.7% from May and up 0.3% from last month. Rounding things out is RIM at 19.7% , Microsoft at 5.7% and Symbian at 1.8%. Microsoft has been holding its own, but RIM continues to show weakness which isn’t surprising.
There are no surprises when it comes to manufacturers. Samsung is dominating with a 25.3% market share, up 0.5% from May and down 0.2% from last month. Apple has shown some growth by increasing its share since May by 1.1% to 9.8%.
With the fact that there wasn’t an iPhone 5 announcement yesterday, Apple will have a tough time keeping up. A lot of analysts are predicting that other platforms will blossom as a result. I expect Microsoft to make some noise over the next few months and RIM to hold its own. Android won’t be dipping anytime soon.