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Friday, 07 January 2011 01:34

Android overtakes iOS in U.S. smartphone users

Written by Rob Squires


CES 2011: RIM leads the mobile pack

Comscore has released their latest data on U.S. smartphone owners for the three months leading up to November, 2010. It says that 61.5 million people, up 10 percent from the preceding three-month period, own smartphones in the U.S.


As it stands, Blackberry maker, RIM still leads with 33.5 percent market share of smartphones.  RIM managed to lose 4.1 percent of their share, down from 37.6 in August to 33.5 in November 10 2010.

Google which has been gaining ground over the last year, and has captured the number two ranking among smartphone platforms.  As of November Google had a 26.0 percent marketshare of U.S. smartphone subscribers.  Android has grown from 19.6 perecnt in August 2010 to 26.0 percent or 6.4 percent.

Apple has slipped into third place and accounted for just 25.0 percent of smartphone subscribers gaining only 0.8 percent.

Microsoft lost 1.8 percent and receded downward from 10.8 to 9.0 percent, while Palm lost 0.7 percent from its previous standing of 4.6 percent settling into last place to 3.9 percent in November.  The current trend shows that Google is on a sharp expansion, and that it will surely continue in the upcoming months.

Last modified on Friday, 07 January 2011 10:14
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+11 #1 Fud_u 2011-01-07 03:13
Well, that's just the start of 2011. Google (and Google's partners) will slaughter everyone in the second half. Look at how many Android stuff that are going to come out this year vs. every other stuff. iPad (2) will be slaughter no doubt.
+6 #2 Sodomy 2011-01-07 06:01
Quoting Fud_u:
iPad (2) will be slaughter no doubt.

doubt that, considering the ipad is not a mobile phone and should not really be included in these figures (and i doubt it even has).
+8 #3 Exodite 2011-01-07 11:28
Interesting as these statistics may be it'd be nice to have the worldwide representations as well.
+4 #4 Naterm 2011-01-08 02:38
What these reports fail to mention is that Apple has 25% of the market with ONE PRODUCT. That's extremely impressive. Android has slightly more market share with a heavily fragmented user base. I have no idea when I'll be getting 2.3 for my Droid X, it may never happen. The Galaxy S phones still haven't received a 2.2 update the last time I checked. That's ridiculous.
-3 #5 Sinister213 2011-01-10 09:44
i just bought my girlfriend the galaxy s phone and no 2.2. i've heard that its going straight to 2.3. android is alright but not polished like apple, a guy at best buy had his droid oc'ed to 1.5 ghz...lmao. man i bet that makes those garbage apps run really fast. too much garbage on android, now i see why apple is so restricted.
+2 #6 Naterm 2011-01-10 12:00
Uh huh...that's why there are fifty fart apps for the iPhone, right? There are plenty of crap apps on both platforms, probably more on the App Store.

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