Android market share is dropping in the US

According to the most recent report from comScore, an analytics company, the market share of Android has been dropping in the past few months. And interesting enough, Iphone market share is rising.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12 Feb-13 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google 53.7% 51.7% -2.0
Apple 35.0% 38.9% 3.9
BlackBerry 7.3% 5.4% -1.9
Microsoft 3.0% 3.2% 0.2
Symbian 0.5% 0.5% 0.0


By tracking mobile-device subscriber counts on a three-month rolling average, comScore shows that Android is still leading the mobile market with over 50% of the market share, when Apple Iphone has less than 40%. But the gap is narrowing down when comparing to that in October last year.

android market share dropping
And from the graph, you can see that only Iphone has been rising in the past 3 months. Blackberry took the biggest hit when sinking from 7.3% to 5.4%, which means a 26% decrement. There is no big change for Microsoft and Symbian phones.

Top Smartphone OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2013 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Nov-12 Feb-13 Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Apple 35.0% 38.9% 3.9
Samsung 20.3% 21.3% 1.0
HTC 11.0% 9.3% -1.7
Motorola 9.5% 8.4% -1.1
LG 7.0% 6.8% -0.2

Another thing to notice is that among the Android manufactures, on Samsung has an increase in sales, but not very much comparing to the rise of Apple. However, the sales of Samsung could be boosted dramatically in late April, when the company starts to ship its Galaxy S4.
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