ComScore: Microsoft's US smartphone market share dipped in April 2013

If you believe the numbers from research firm ComScore, Microsoft's smartphone market share in the US has stayed more or less the same in the past few months. After showing a gain of just 0.2 percent in February, and a gain of 0.1 percent in March, ComScore's numbers for the three months that ended in April 2013 showed it had a share of 3 percent, down 0.1 percent.

The new numbers, released on Tuesday, showed that Google is still on top with 52 percent but saw its percentage drop by 0.3 percent for the three month period. Apple is second with 39.2 percent but surged up 1.4 percent for the same period. BlackBerry can't seem to stop the bleeding. It's smartphone market share is at 5.1 percent, down 0.8 percent for the three month period.

ComScore says their latest numbers show that 138.5 million people in the U.S. currently own some kind of smartphone, which represents 58 percent of all mobile phones in the country. Apple still is the single biggest smartphone maker in the US with 39.2 percent, followed by Samsung with 22 percent, HTC with 8.9 percent, Motorola with 8.3 percent and LG with 6.7 percent.

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This is installed base,not sales market share,so you cant say it contradicts the other story. and even with 0.1 dip,WP added 144000 subscribers based on this data,while blackberry for example lost 600 000

Maybe its because of all the issues with Nokia Lumia 920 and way Nokia and Microsoft turned it's back on its customers. Most of people I know who had a lumia like me have switched to a android or iphone handset. I myself switched because of the black screen issues and my mobile telco telling me they know about all the issues but nokia and microsoft would not answer when they where going to fix the issues.

These are US only numbers. If this were an article about how Xbox 360 were winning the console wars for 28 months in the US, how IE had the highest market share in the US, a contest that were open to only US residents, etc, we would have 50 people in here complaining that the US is not the rest of the world, so therefore the numbers don't count and this is not real news.

But US only numbers show Microsoft is not in the lead, and it is absolute proof Microsoft is no longer relevant and needs to give up now.

So you say in the OS war, other OS like Linux, iOS .. etc .. should just give up at well? ... Hope you don't teach your kids to give up if they can't do well at something.

StephenBratz said,
These are US only numbers. If this were an article about how Xbox 360 were winning the console wars for 28 months in the US, how IE had the highest market share in the US, a contest that were open to only US residents, etc, we would have 50 people in here complaining that the US is not the rest of the world, so therefore the numbers don't count and this is not real news.

But US only numbers show Microsoft is not in the lead, and it is absolute proof Microsoft is no longer relevant and needs to give up now.

Who said anything about Linux? We know that, according to many around here, if you mention a competing product, and that product was not mentioned in the article, then the discussion is over. You said Linux, and so you lose the debate. Game over.

Did not know you are also giving up on reading and understanding at well.

StephenBratz said,
Who said anything about Linux? We know that, according to many around here, if you mention a competing product, and that product was not mentioned in the article, then the discussion is over. You said Linux, and so you lose the debate. Game over.

Ahh yes, the personal attacks. The word Linux does not appear anywhere in here, I point out how you are trying to derail the conversation, so you attack me.

Did you get locked out of your SoylentG account?

Also, this is Neowin. A site based out of the UK that probably has a high readership that's not based in the USA. Of course you're going to have 50 people not giving a crap about US only numbers.

francescob said,
Liars! I just bought 2 WP8 phones, that should have boosted the market share by at least 200%!

Nice bro!! What phones did you happen to get?

Given the margin for error, we can probably say that the smartphone market share didn't change noticeably in the period measured.

Ryan Hoffman said,
Doesn't this directly conflict with this article, published yesterday? "Kantar: Windows Phone still growing in the US, now has 5.6 percent share" - http://www.engadget.com/2013/0.../kantar-smartphone-q1-2013/

Kantar is market share, i.e. sales, this is user base/install base, i.e. usage share. Regardless the 0.1% dip isn't actually negative is it? What I mean is that the overall US smartphone user base has grown since January right? So 3% for April doesn't equal 3% or probably even 3.1% for January.

Well it shouldn't have because of the recent announcements like the lumia 521 925 and 928. And I bought it (the 521) and know many others who have bought WP for the first time and loved it ( but they could have counted those in May.

Those will be counted in May or June. Then it will slow down again because people will wait for the Nokia EOS ...

ians18 said,
Well it shouldn't have because of the recent announcements like the lumia 521 925 and 928. And I bought it (the 521) and know many others who have bought WP for the first time and loved it ( but they could have counted those in May.