comScore number are in: Google and Samsung continue to dominate

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.

[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.


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    It probably doesn’t help that Google’s OS is offered on so many different devices! :)

    I’m personally a fan of Apple (I’ve tried both), but if they want to compete on an OS basis, they might have to get a little more creative.