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Comscore Has Samsung as Top OEM While Android Holds Number One OS in the US

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 iPhoneApple’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?

Via: comScore

  • JazzoRenee

    What messed up Apple was that exclusivity clause with AT&T, it gave the majority of the population the chance to experience Android and grown with Android. I remember wanting an iphone when it first came out, but Verizon didn’t carry it, so I went with Galaxy S 1st gen. I have had an ipod touch for about 2 years, and I would never want that as a phone.

  • Larizard

    How is LG.. I don’t even…

    • Feature and dumb phones. The OEM ranking includes all phone types.

  • droidman101

    If the OEM one includes all types of phones, smartphone or not, LG and Samsung being ahead is expected.
    If it includes only smart phones, then wow, that’s amazing.

    • michael arazan

      I think LG sells more Tv’s and DVD players than cell phones

  • yellowcanary73

    Samsung products suck not just their phones but look at all their last year plasma TV all kind of screen problems. Hell 3 years ago I bought their appliances boy was that a mistake fridge repaired 3 times in first year microwave repaired 3 times in year and half and for all repairs had to fight for it. Samsung sucks

    • droidman101

      All plasmas have issues. The 32 inch LCD I have from Samsung is just unbeatable by any other LCD (and it was cheaper too).

    • Guest

      People still buy plasma tvs that will only display full brightness for a few years? Not to mention the weight, and shitty contrast and color accuracy.

    • JazzoRenee

      I’ve had a Samsung flat scrren LCD for about 6 years now and not one problem, probably one of the best TVs ever made.

  • Devilsephiroth

    Unfortunately apple only receives a boot in sales once per year whereas all other carriers aforementioned see year round sales . Its unfair but sometimes (apple) you reap what you sow.

  • jdrch

    The most significant thing about this comparison is that it comes after the availability of the iPhone 4S across several carriers. In other words, Apple fanboys can no longer claim that their OS is in 2nd place because the latest iPhone was either only too recently released or not available to sufficient people.

    • Steve Wojciechowski

      Oh, they will still complain and spin the stats. Go visit some of the other tech sites and they paint a different story.

      • Treknologist

        They sure do. I was reading how Apple was #1 in growth for this last set of numbers. I mean, really?

      • Read the Droid fan sites for true spin. Wait this is. Somehow the Droid fans are spinning Apple gaining more OEM share (gaining 17x more than Samsung) as well as iOS gaining 2x more share than Android as Apple being in trouble.

        With analysis like that, I understand your selection of Android:-)

        • KleenDroid

          I didn’t read anywhere that Apple was in trouble. Where do you get this? I imagine you are an Apple fan which is wonderful but you can’t argue that Android has more market share than Apple. However you could argue that Apple is making more money off theirs…

          No need to get excited or anything. Pick whatever phone you like and enjoy it.

          I will let Google and Apple worry about the numbers.

  • Stew

    I think you, Tim, along with the trolls in the comments are forgetting that these mobile OEM shares of the market include all flip phones and feature phones, not just smartphones.

    • KleenDroid

      I am perfectly ok if you would like to believe that the Iphone has the largest market share. If you are happy, I am happy.

      • Stew

        I’m not saying that. I’m sure Apple would be ahead of LG and Apple’s market share would be closer to Samsung if they just used smart phone share. I’m not saying they’d be number 1

  • jerbanumbi

    Good news

  • Matt Gondek

    Mobile OEM is key in the first ranks, not smartphone OEM. The day LG sells more smartphones than Apple is the day the Mayans are right

  • frankandsimple

    I never understood why real Americans would hate an American company like Apple just to kiss the proverbial ass of a copycat South Korean Company.
    For Chrissake, Apple is a company that every American should be proud of.. regardless of your choice in a frigging mobile OS.
    Also don’t forget that Google released their flagship phone to the outside world first.. something Apple will never do. Not saying you should hate google now.. just saying that fanboyism is blind.. so it’s better to stay grounded.

    • Pat Hamilton

      Why should I be proud of a company that abuses the patent system, takes credit for everything they steal, and sues anyone that gets in their way? All the while, they have the nerve to call their fedora/thick rim glasses sporting hipsters at their stores “geniuses.”

      • frankandsimple

        You merely parroting what fanboy websites like this one makes you parrot.. about patent systems, lawsuits etc.. Truth is, as a consumer.. you and I don’t give a rat’s ass about why and how big corporations battle out their issues. You are merely being sucked into the same fanboyism that is exhibited by others here.

        • Pat Hamilton

          I give a shit because they slow down innovation. They also try to remove devices from the market. They stunt growth by blocking off other people. As a result, it hurts me the customer. I am not a fanboy of android, I would use any device that I find suitable for my wants. Apple products do not offer anywhere near the customization I want, so I do not use their products.

          I also give a rat’s ass about these big corporations being allowed to operate the way they do. It should be illegal. Smaller companies would never get away with it.

        • Derrick Rayburn

          You’re exactly right…as a consumer I don’t really care what they do to each other…until they start trying to affect the availability of products that I’m interested in purchasing…at that point, I get a little pissed.

          I don’t buy Apple products, and really don’t have anything against them…but by attempting to have injunctions leveled to prevent the sale of items that I would want to purchase (this goes for Nokia as well…I’m very interested in picking up a Nexus 7) then I’ll sit up and take notice.

          I really don’t care “why” they are trying to block the sale of an item…I just care that they are. If it’s due to patent trolling and taking advantage of a broken ass patent system, then that’s what I’ll refer to when I say I’m unhappy with them.

      • Steve Wojciechowski

        You beat me to it. I would never support such a terrible company like apple. They might be American based, but they outsource all of their components, so Frank’s statement is worthless.

      • JazzoRenee

        I haven’t meet one yet that could fix an actually issues with my Apply product. I ended up telling them what they need to do.

    • Liderc

      Apple doesn’t make their products here, so they aren’t really an “American company.”

      Aka they have just as many workers in the US as Samsung or LG, possibly less.

      • frankandsimple

        Apple makes a quite big chunk of their product assembles in the US.. including the Chipset. It’s too bad because Apple is the only company under the microscope because of Foxconn. The rest are much worse.. including google.

        • Liderc

          Apple doesn’t make any product assembles in the US…

          I’m not just pointing out Apple, I know that other companies are just as bad, my point is Apple isn’t an American company by any means. Everything they use in their products is made outside of the US and assembled outside of the US. The only people they hire in the US are for their Apple stores.

          • frankandsimple
          • Liderc

            lol, did you just link the Apple site in an attempt to verify that a company makes products in the US?

            Good try…

          • frankandsimple

            WTF? are you too ashamed to admit you are wrong now? Apple clarified their position on their website.. that doesn’t mean they are outright lying!!.. coz if they were.. then God knows the kind of trouble they’d be in.

            Just admit you were wrong and move on.

          • Liderc

            I’m not wrong. Even on the Apple site it says most of the jobs are transit and retail jobs. “Some engineering” lol.

            You’re an idiot who buys into anything they read on the company’s own website. What are they going to say? We employee a million people outside the US?

          • frankandsimple

            Learn to read you moron. I was correct about their chipset being manufactured here. You shot your pants as usual.

            “These jobs — spread across all 50 states — include thousands of jobs in numerous industries, from the people who create components for our products to the people who build the planes and trucks that carry them to our customers. For example,this figure also includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, “

          • Steve Wojciechowski

            Frank I think you are at the wrong website; maybe you should go check out bgr.com. You aren’t going to win any battles on this site. Who really gives a shit about the numbers anyways. If you like your iPhone, then enjoy it. Why come to a pure “Android” based website and stick up for a corporation that does not give one shit about you, except for your money?

        • DrewNusser

          Dude, Samsung makes their chipsets, along with a bunch of other of their mobile components.

          • frankandsimple

            thanks for letting us know you can pull things out of your ass. read the document on apple’s website.

          • DrewNusser

            You poor kid…
            2 most impressive things on the new iPad: screen and processor. Both Samsung components. Oh, and guess what: Samsung has a factory in Austin, TX where they manufacture the chips. I guess we can thank Apple for creating jobs for Samsung employees, huh? Stop buying into all their iFluff – they always try to make themselves sound better than they really are.

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. I don’t know why you guys are so bent on shooting your pants without reading the very “proof” that is apparently supposed to make your point.

            Read it again.. the chips are designed BY apple.
            Samsung is just a manufacturer. Anyone with any amount of real life engineering experience knows that is how it works. There is an owner.. a designed and a contractor who follows the instructions to execute the project.

            The A5 chips are designed by apple.. period.

          • DrewNusser

            Yep, designed by Apple, made by Samsung. I just said that Samsung makes them, and that they do so in Texas. Those jobs that you’re giving Apple credit for were created by Samsung, and would still be there even if Apple wasn’t one of their customers. Stop trying to point Android fans to Apple’s page to show how great of a company they are – we know how they work. They’re trying to take credit for creating those jobs in America, when in real life, it was that evil copy-cat Korean corporation Samsung.

          • frankandsimple

            WTF?? Apple employs Samsung to create a product for them in the US and you are actually taking the credit away from Apple for those jobs? LOL. The depth of your irrationality and dumbness is astounding!.. Apple is not saying that they are the sole reason why the texas plant is in existence.. they are saying that Apple is responsible for creating jobs in the US.. and there is absolutely nothing taken away from that fact just because the company in US that partners with Apple happens to be Samsung! I mean..seriously is that too hard to comprehend? LOL.
            If I am a steel manufacturer and I undertake a huge multibillion building project that I fund.. and I employ a fabrication company to manufacture those steel elements..you are telling me that I am not responsible for those jobs but the steel fabricaton company is?
            You are doing a disservice to your intelligence with such preposterous comments.
            Regarding samsung being a copy cat.. yea tell that to the judges who all seem to agree with Apple on that and have banned Samsung products. Samsung’s very own Kies software itself is a rip off of itunes.. they are utterly shameless in copying and even samsung fans admit to it.

            You don’t get to be the most valued company in the world by faking it. So irrelevant nonsense and hatred spewed by fanboys like you don’t really matter.

          • DrewNusser

            The plant would be in existence without Apple’s help. The employees would have jobs without Apple’s help. Apple is Samsung’s customer – not the other way around. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

            Also, regarding the copy cat deal – are you disputing that Samsung came up with the hardware design first? They did. I already showed you that earlier. Software-wise, yeah, Samsung has obviously taken some things from Apple, but Apple has also taken some things from Samsung and Google (sliding notifications on the lock screen to go to them, pull down notifications, OTA updates, unlock to camera, text-to-speech, etc). This copying has made both products A LOT better. That’s just how the technology world works, and has worked for years, and Apple wants to disrupt it by banning every product that does something remotely similar to their own. If every company played like Apple (ban anything that slightly resembles their product), we would only have Motorola cell phones (they were the first), Xerox GUIs (they were the first), IBM laptops (they were the first), RCA televisions (they were the first) Magnavox video game consoles (they were the first), etc. If this sounds like the ideal world to you, by all means, keep supporting Apple on their quest to ban EVERYONE else from making products. The rest of us will continue to enjoy the freedom of choice, and potential for innovation.

            By the way, only a few judges (probably huge Apple users) around the world have even given Apple a preliminary injunction on another product. Most have been dismissing cases left and right because they know how ridiculous the lawsuits are. Anyway, I’m done arguing with this brick.

          • frankandsimple

            I don’t think you understand the “B” of business. Sheer arrogance born out of illiteracy and dumbness is what could possibly make someone say that a company that RECEIVES orders from a client is somehow NOT dependent on business on the very company/companies that GIVES the order in the first place.
            Oh the ludicrousness!.. I sincerely hope for the better of this society you are not involved in any kind of academic or customer service field.
            It doesn’t matter how many judges ruled against Samsung.. the fact is there ARE judgements ruled against Samsung banning their products.. right from Germany to the United States… That is sufficient to prove my point.
            You are regurgitating the age old argument against the innovative aspect of apple by talking about Xerox etc.. Please go back to school and understand the difference between innovation and invention. Apple never claimed it invented something that it didn’t. Apple has never said that it has not been inspired by other products or companies to pick on their ideas.. I am all for free capitalization on ideas of others to innovate. What samsung does is PLAGIARISM. There is a huge difference.
            Yes, please continue to enjoy your freedom to steal and plagiarize.. Just don’t argue for it’s legitimacy.

          • JazzoRenee

            @frankandsimple:disqus What are you an employee of Apple, S H U T U P ALREADY.

            I want you to go back to school and learn what quiet time is, because YOU OBVIOUSLY need one.

          • frankandsimple

            fools always come in a parade. here you go..

    • DrewNusser

      Samsung had a phone that looked like their current ones before the iPhone was out (F700) and a digital picture frame that looked like their tablets in 2006 (well before the iPad came out). The thing that pisses us off is that Apple fills idiots’ heads with this idea that Samsung copies everything from Apple, when in fact they came up with the designs much earlier. You, along with millions of iFans (not even sure if you’re one, or if you’ve just believed all of their lies) and now some judges, eat it up even though none of it is true. They also have a history of lying in court and suing everybody over everything (Suing NYC – the Big Apple, over having an Apple in their logo) and playing dirty in every way (lying in court in patent suits against Samsung more than once) just to get ahead. I’ve had 2 iPhones and a MacBook Pro, but after looking closer at the company, and comparing their products to the competition, there is no way I could ever back them again.

      • frankandsimple

        a fanboy will be a fanboy.. blind and irrational. It doesn’t matter if the facts stare you right in your face.

        • DrewNusser

          Fact 1: Samsung comes up with the designs
          Fact 2: Apple makes products that look similar and are more successful, so people assume they were the first.
          Fact 3: Samsung makes products that look similar to their first design, Apple sues, and Apple fanboys rejoice.


          (Released in 2006, Tell me this doesn’t look like the iPad)

          I’ll go ahead and keep ignoring the facts now.

          • frankandsimple

            “Fact 1: Samsung comes up with the designs”

            wrong! they are apple designs. read the article that you supplied as “proof” silly.
            The discussion about proprietary design is superfluous to a product made Apple that is designed by Apple. It is immaterial who they employ to execute their designs. Samsung has as much claim and stake on the A5 chips as Apple has PCs. jack shit!
            Secondly, you have only reinforced my original argument.. which is that Apple DOES make their A5 chips in the US of A.

  • New_Guy

    Get some, Samsung!!!

  • vvtim

    Notice that this isn’t a smartphone comparison, it’s a cell phone comparison. Of course Samsung and LG that pump out tons of dumbphones are going to be #1 and #2. No need to be snarky about Apple being number 3.

    • New_Guy

      Nice perspective there…but, darn, did you really have to say it =)?…

    • It’s all for fun. Don’t worry! 🙂

    • nightscout13

      It’s still relevant though….

      • vvtim

        It’s not relevant unless you’re actually an LG fan instead of an Android fan. Those sales numbers, especially for LG, are not Android devices being sold.

        • nightscout13

          I have no opinion on LG, I only care about Samsung and Motorola. But hey, any numbers that shop Apple closer to the bottom of a list, is always a WIN.

    • JazzoRenee

      All those “dumbphones” you speak of, is the only way of communicating that some people have.
      How narrow minded and inappropriate you are.

      • vvtim

        I hope you’re being satirical.

  • nightscout13

    Consumers are making the right choices when purchasing phones. Instead of giving in to the hype of the iPhone.

    • Steve Wojciechowski

      +1 to that

  • Murphy

    LG in second?….Wha da fuuuu?

    • Lots of dumb phones and flip phones. Helps when you sell lots of $15 phones.

  • ixobelle

    gee gee gee gee baby baby baby. Is there anything Korea can’t do?!

    • nightscout13

      Get along with the North

      • nwd1911

        Best comment of the day. nightscout FTW!

      • vvtim

        Perfect response, haha.

    • Jong Un

      Protect themselves from the great iron fist of the DPRK