Mobile Market Share Between Jan-April 2012: Every Second Smartphone Was Android !

Must Read

Previously, I have described that Samsung was at the top in the mobile handset manufacturing in the U.S market in January of this year , while Android was leading in the mobile OS segment. A research analysis firm “ComScore” conducted a study on more than 30,000 respondents in the U.S in three months period ending April of this year. The study has revealed that Samsung dominated once again among OEM and Android sustained it supremacy in the OS segment. According to the report, every second Smartphone in the country was powered by Android. In terms of Smartphone platform, Google’s Android was at the zenith with 50.8% market share in April of this year, up 2.2% compare to January 2012, followed by Apple, RIM, Microsoft and Symbian with 31.4%, 11.6%, 4.0% and 1.3% share respectively. The market share of RIM was plunged by 3.6% in April of this year compare to January, however, the market share of Microsoft and Symbian have also declined by 0.4% and 0.2% respectively during the same stint.

Samsung was ahead in the top mobile OEMs with 25.9% market share in April of this year, up 0.5% compare to January of this year, followed by LG, Apple, Motorola and HTC with 19.2%, 14.4%, 12.5% and 6.0% respectively. However, market share of LG, Motorola and HTC was dropped by 0.5%, 0.7% and 0.4% respectively during the three months period.

In the U.S, text messaging had been dropped to 74.1% in April 2012 from 74.6% in January of the same year. On the contrary, downloading of apps, browser accessing, gaming and accessing of social networking site or blog were increased during the same time period.

Advertisements

It’s pretty clear from the study that the market share of top vendors (Apple, Google and Samsung) are continuously increasing day-over-day. On the other hand, the market share of some other vendors such as Microsoft, RIM and HTC are uniformly deteriorating. This time, it’s not possible for Microsoft and HTC to contend Samsung’s Galaxy SIII model —has got 9-million pre-orders within one months period of its unveil–, while Apple is currently working on its iPhone 5.

Image credit: ComScore

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Tesla in Making Moves To Have Presence In India: Scope Of Electric Vehicles In The Country

The wait for seeing Tesla in India may get over soon. Indian citizens can now brace themselves...

Android Users Beware: Your 2FA Code Can Be Stolen By Hackers Now

If you are someone who makes use of two-factor authentication, aka 2FA, to add that extra layer of security on logins and...

Ajit Doval Bears Down On Digital Payment Platforms in India

The grass really isn’t always greener on the other side. With the hoopla and convenience that Digital Payment platforms in India have...

Facebook Spying On Instagram Users Through Camera: Claims A Recent Lawsuit

When it comes to privacy, the Mark Zuckerberg led social media behemoth Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) always manages to land itself in...

US Bans TikTok And WeChat: Oracle Deal Fails To Excite Trump

Amidst all the news about TikTok's proposed IPO in the US and Oracle deal, this news is no less than a surprise....

TikTok IPO In US: The Injection Of Trust To Clinch Trump’s Confidence?

What started with the ban on TikTok could end with TikTok IPO in the US. TikTok is leaving no...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This