Latest Figures Suggest Android Maintaining OS Dominance In The U.S. Market


This weekend, comScore released smartphone manufacturer and operating system data for the first quarter of 2013, in the U.S. market. The figures are very interesting, showing Android continuing to dominate the market with a whopping 52% market share for operating system.

You may remember back in December 2012, Android held 53.4% of the U.S. market share for operating systems, but now, in April 2013, Android are officially down 1.4%. Blackberry also slid down the ladder, holding only 5.2% of the market share. However Apple’s iOS gained a significant 2.7% to obtain 39% of the market – quite an achievement.

Top Smartphone Platforms

Smartphone Platform Market Share

Whilst Android is in the top spot in terms of operating systems, Apple continue to remain top of the list in terms of manufacturer market share, with their 39% of the market. Apple’s 2.7% increase outdone Samsung’s gain of 0.7% of the market.

Smartphone Hardware

Smartphone OEM Market Share

HTC, Motorola and LG all saw a significant decline during the first quarter of 2013, as there were no major smartphone releases from Android manufacturers, so Apple had the advantage. The release of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 will definitely be a game changer in the second quarter!

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