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Android Juggernaut Takes the Platform Market-Share Cake in the U.S: ComScore
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  4, April 2011

ComScore’s latest report tracking the key trends of the U.S mobile phone industry ranks Android as the No.1 platform in the US, for quarter ending Feb, 2011. Android’s Quarter-over-Quarter share jumped a significant 7%, stealing shares from RIM, Microsoft and Palm.

Android’s marketshare this quarter stands at 33% (It now powers more than 1 in 3 smartphones in the U.S), while RIM came in second with 28.9% share. Apple’s growth plateaued and took the third spot with 25.2% share, a tiny increase of 0.2% from previous quarter. Microsoft and Palms share slipped from previous quarters to 7.7% and 2.8% respectively.

The report also tracked the Top5 OEMs and here they are in the following order: Samsung (24.8%), LG (20.9%), Motorola (16.1%), RIM (8.6%) and Apple (7.5%). Apple showed the maximum growth Q-o-Q, with a 0.9% jump while most other OEMs share growth/de-growth ranged from -0.9% to 0.3%.

On the Mobile content usage front from mobile device owners, Text messaging topped as the main activity. Browser usage, downloaded app usage, social network/blog access, games and music were the other top mobile content used by mobile subscribers in the U.S

Image Credit: www.android.com

Content Via: ComScore


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