Android now controls more than 50% of US smartphone market, according to a report by comScore. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 50.9 percent market share (up 0.8 percentage points). 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.
|Top Smartphone Platforms|
3 Month Avg. Ending May 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
|Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers|
|Total Smartphone Subscribers||100.0%||100.0%||N/A|
As a platform 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).
In the hardware space Apple (15.0%) sits at the 3rd spot after LG (19.1%) and above Motorola (12.0%).
Apple knows that it can't compete with the dynamic and evolutionary Android players, thus it has resorted to legal actions.