Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Android Hits 50% of US Smartphone market

Research firm comScore today released the results of their latest survey of mobile phone users in the United States, finding that Google's Android and Apple's iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market. he highlight of their report is Android passing 50% of installed smartphone user base for the first time, grabbing 50.1% of the market during the three-month period of December through February. That marks a gain of 3.2 percentage points since the previous three-month period and a gain of 17 percentage points over the past year. But Apple's iPhone has also is seeing strong performance, gaining 1.5 percentage points over the previous period and 5 percentage point year-over-year to hit 30.2% of the market. Apple's share is growing by 2.3 percentage points over the previous three month period while Motorola's share shrank by 0.9 percentage points. Apple now holds the third highest share of mobile phone user base in the United States, placing behind Samsung and LG.

Source: GeekyGadgets Via MacRumors Via Comscore