New quarterly numbers have been released by NPD for smartphone market share. The report states that Android continues to stomp the smartphone market taking 52% of the US smartphone market share in Q 2 of 2011. Apple showed a slight gain hitting 29% and RIM dipped to 11% leaving Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS accounting for less than 5% each (at least HP gave it a shot).
NPD also pointed out Motorola’s decline this year stating:
Motorola’s overall mobile phone market share declined 3 percentage points, from 12 percent in Q2 2010 to 9 percent in Q2 2011. The company’s share of the smartphone market also declined from 15 percent to 12 percent. Motorola’s year-over-year unit share of Android OS sales halved from 44 percent in Q2 of last year to 22 percent in Q2 of 2011, as Samsung and LG both experienced substantial gains.
Motorola has some stiff competition from manufacturers like Samsung right now, but I see a handful of hope being tossed into the mix. Though we have no idea what Google’s acquisition of Motorola will mean I see nothing but good things coming out of it. I’ve always seen Motorola as a producer of solid phones. Mix their solid hardware with Google’s stomping power and we could have something magical on our hands here.
What do these quarterly reports mean to you? Share some thoughts with us on a possible rise of Motorola as well.