The new OS market share numbers are out and they aren’t one bit surprising to Android fans. comScore, one of the leaders in “measuring the digital world,” have released their report on top OEM’s and smartphone operating systems for the past quarter in the United States. The results are looking good for Android and its partners.
Top Mobile OEMs:
For the three-month average period ending in May, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.7 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by LG with 19.1 percent share. Apple continued to grow its share in the OEM market, ranking third with 15.0 percent (up 1.5 percentage points), followed by Motorola with 12.0 percent and HTC with 6.1 percent.
Top Smartphone Platforms:
Nearly 110 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in May, up 5 percent versus February. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 50.9 percent market share (up 0.8 percentage points). Five years after the release of the first iPhone, Apple’s share of the smartphone market reached 31.9 percent in May (up 1.7 percentage points). RIM ranked third with 11.4 percent share, followed by Microsoft (4.0 percent) and Symbian (1.1 percent).
Naturally, we can expect these numbers to change quite drastically as Samsung begins to pump the Galaxy SIII out to retail stores around the country. As an added note: Wow, Apple! Even LG beat you out on the OEM list this time. That’s gotta hurt. That has to be an error, right?