Android’s US market share surges, Apple slip, Palm steadies

Android's marketshare leaps ahead in the US, Apple slip, Palm steadies

The stat-collecting crew at ComScore have just unleashed their latest set of numbers for the US mobile market share, and it shows Android continuing to grab a bigger share in the smartphone sector.


Mobile market share

Android's marketshare leaps ahead in the US, Apple slip, Palm steadies

Looking at a 3 month period up to July 2010, ComScore found that 234 million Americans over 13 years old used mobile devices, with Samsung being the top handset manufacturer, bagging nearly a quarter of  U.S. mobile subscribers (23.1 per cent – up one per cent from the previous three months).

LG  secured second place with a 21.2 percent share, swiftly followed by Motorola (19.8 per cent), Blackberry/RIM (9.0 per cent) and Nokia (7.8 per cent).

Smartphone Market Share

Android's marketshare leaps ahead in the US, Apple slip, Palm steadies

Smartphones continue to grow in popularity, with 53.4 million owners now strutting the Stateside streets toting hi-tech handsets – a substantial 11 per cent growth from the first quarter.

Blackberry (RIM) remains the king of smartphones in the US,  with a hefty 39.3 per cent market share (down 1.8 per cent), followed by Apple with a 23.8 percent share (down 1.3 per cent).

Android continues to rise

The big story is the continued explosive growth of the Google Android platform, which soared 5.0 percentage points to snaffle 17.0 per cent of smartphone subscribers.

The rapidly fading Microsoft held on to an 11.8 per cent market share (down 2.2 per cent),  while beleaguered Palm managed to stay in fifth place with an unchanged 4.9 per cent.

Although Android is biting into the market shares of most smartphone platforms, the market overall continues to grow, with most smartphone platforms continuing to gain subscribers.

[comScore]

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