ComScore: US smartphone OS share makes slight gain

Last month, ComScore shows a slight decline for Microsoft's market share in the US smartphone market between October 2012 and January 2013, going down one tenth of one percent. Today, the newest data from ComScore, for the time period between November 2012 and Feburary 2013, show that Microsoft made a slight gain in the smartphone market share.

The new chart shows that Microsoft's share went up from 3.0 to 3.2 percent during that time period, a gain of two tenths of one percent. By contrast Google's Android OS went down two full percentage points in that same three month period, from 53.7 percent to 51.7 percent. Apple's iOS has a huge gain between November 2012 and February 2013, from 35 percent to 38.9 percent, a gain of 3.9 percent.

The news continues to be bad for BlackBerry, as its market share went down 1.9 percent in ComScore's latest numbers, from 7.3 to 5.4 percent. The period was just before BlackBerry started selling the Z10 smartphone, with the BlackBerry 10 OS, in the US.

Apple still is the single biggest smartphone maker in the US with 38.9 percent, followed by  Samsung with 21.3 percent, HTC with 9.3 percent, Motorola with 8.4 percent and G with 6.8 percent. ComScore says that a total of 133.7 million people in the US now own a smartphone.

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So Google has a larger lose then Blackberry but BB gets stomped on in the article.

Google's fall was actually much worse because they had all their top end devices for sale during this period while BB only had legacy models that were over a year old.

Isn't this once again user/install base share and NOT sales/market share? Kantar World Panel posted sales share which had WP at 4.1% at the end of February. Still, with sales share going up then user share will go up so at least that matches between these two reports.

GP007 said,
Isn't this once again user/install base share and NOT sales/market share? Kantar World Panel posted sales share which had WP at 4.1% at the end of February. Still, with sales share going up then user share will go up so at least that matches between these two reports.

exactly,this is installed base,not current sales marketshare. Microsoft have finally reversed the trend of losing from their installed base,and now its growing. positive signs.

vcfan said,

exactly,this is installed base,not current sales marketshare. Microsoft have finally reversed the trend of losing from their installed base,and now its growing. positive signs.


growing?? i don't see any growth, its just flat. here is how MS fans predicted

WP 7 will crush android/iOS this year - didnt happen
then WP7.5 will the savior next year - didnt happen
then WP8 will take over apple and android in 2012/2013- still no sign
2 years ago these were common with ms fans WP is just a year old just like iOS/Android share when it was 1 years old.
its now close to 3 years. 3 years into iOS/Android release both platform were exploding

growing?? i don't see any growth, its just flat. here is how MS fans predicted

bull****. Nobody has said WP7 will crush Android or iOS and become the dominant OS. So please stop talking out your ass.

iOS exploded because they were the only smartphone OS in the market. Android exploded because it only had to compete against 1 smartphone OS and many people who either disliked Apple, couldn't afford an iPhone or wanted something different bought Android. Hell it took Android about 2 years to really start gaining some steam and that was ONLY against 1 market player.

-Razorfold said,

bull****. Nobody has said WP7 will crush Android or iOS and become the dominant OS. So please stop talking out your ass.

iOS exploded because they were the only smartphone OS in the market. Android exploded because it only had to compete against 1 smartphone OS and many people who either disliked Apple, couldn't afford an iPhone or wanted something different bought Android. Hell it took Android about 2 years to really start gaining some steam and that was ONLY against 1 market player.


Add to it that before iOS, Windows Mobile completely owned the smartphone segment.

-Razorfold said,

bull****. Nobody has said WP7 will crush Android or iOS and become the dominant OS. So please stop talking out your ass.

iOS exploded because they were the only smartphone OS in the market. Android exploded because it only had to compete against 1 smartphone OS and many people who either disliked Apple, couldn't afford an iPhone or wanted something different bought Android. Hell it took Android about 2 years to really start gaining some steam and that was ONLY against 1 market player.


if that makes you happy. compete against 1 mobile phone platform?? if you dont remember there was BB which was so popular, Windows Mobile which rules US like shadowzz said, Symbian which is popular on the rest of the world. So please stop talking out your ass.

if that makes you happy. compete against 1 mobile phone platform?? if you dont remember there was BB which was so popular, Windows Mobile which rules US like shadowzz said, Symbian which is popular on the rest of the world. So please stop talking out your ass.

Windows Mobile was completely destroyed when iOS came out. In 2007 it had 42%, in 2008 that dropped to 27%, 2009 15%.
Blackberry? Got major use from enterprises, not that much from the consumer.
Symbian? Lost 17% of their marketshare in 2007 and pretty much has been on a massive decline since then.

Pretty much all the OSes you mentioned were dying out either before or soon after iOS released. In comparison iOS went from 0% to almost 30% in just over a year. By the time Android was released its only REAL competitor was iOS.

When Windows Phone 7 released it's real competitors was iOS and Android both holding a massive piece of the pie.

-Razorfold said,
bull****. Nobody has said WP7 will crush Android or iOS and become the dominant OS. So please stop talking out your ass.

http://allthingsd.com/20110407...e-ios-by-2015-says-gartner/

-Razorfold said,
iOS exploded because they were the only smartphone OS in the market.

BlackBerry and Windows Phone were being sold at the time. I don't know what you are talking about.

-Razorfold said,
Android exploded because it only had to compete against 1 smartphone OS and many people who either disliked Apple, couldn't afford an iPhone or wanted something different bought Android.

Technically BlackBerry was the dominant player at the time. Android had to go up against BlackBerry and iOS.

-Razorfold said,
Hell it took Android about 2 years to really start gaining some steam and that was ONLY against 1 market player.

So let's use your "logic". Windows Phone only has to go up against BlackBerry to get to third place. BlackBerry has been losing a lot of customers and Windows Phone is still in 4th Place. They can't even gain enough while BlackBerry was in limbo. At the time, RIM basically handed Microsoft an opportunity. Now these numbers here are when Windows Phone 8 and iPhone 5 came out. Care to take a guess what the numbers will look like in the next update to these figures?

Who was talking out of their ass?


He was clearly talking about WP7 fanboys on Neowin. I have yet to see one of these "fanboys" claim WP will destroy iOS and Android and take the first place.

Analysts on the other hand are often portrayed as idiots and I agree with that statement. I like WP but I don't see it destroying Android and being used by 99% of the world. I see WP just being one of the top three major players in the smartphone world and that is a GOOD thing. Competition is a good thing and if companies stopped bothering to try just because someone else has a higher marketshare than them then nothing good would ever exist.

BlackBerry and Windows Phone were being sold at the time. I don't know what you are talking about.

Blackberry was used by enterprise customers. And windows MOBILE (not phone) wasn't designed with touch primarily in mind, even the "nicer" 6.5 still had bits that required a stylus. And like I said WM was sinking faster than the titantic at the time (12-15% year on year).

iOS was designed primarily around touch. THAT's what made it popular.

Technically BlackBerry was the dominant player at the time. Android had to go up against BlackBerry and iOS.

And blackberry was still mostly used by enterprise customers. Most people will agree that iOS pretty much had the market to themselves when it comes to smartphones like we know them today.

So let's use your "logic". Windows Phone only has to go up against BlackBerry to get to third place. BlackBerry has been losing a lot of customers and Windows Phone is still in 4th Place. They can't even gain enough while BlackBerry was in limbo. At the time, RIM basically handed Microsoft an opportunity. Now these numbers here are when Windows Phone 8 and iPhone 5 came out. Care to take a guess what the numbers will look like in the next update to these figures?

I dunno MS made from losing like 3% each quarter to a gain. Sure it's a pretty insignificant gain but its still a gain.

And Windows Phone has to compete against iOS and Android. Not Blackberry until recently because the Z10 is probably one of the first blackberries that's aimed towards consumers apart from the touch (which failed pretty hard).

Razor, why do you even bother? It's a waste of time. One day they'll grow up and see that more choice on the market is always better for the consumer, until then they believe what they want no matter how much you try to reason with them.

The current title reads:
ComScore: US smartphone OS share makes slight gain

I read that as "ComScore says that, in the US, the share of US smartphone OS's has increased as compared to other OS's."

Was the word "Microsoft" supposed to be in the title somewhere? Or no?

PUC_Snakeman said,
The current title reads:
ComScore: US smartphone OS share makes slight gain

I read that as "ComScore says that, in the US, the share of US smartphone OS's has increased as compared to other OS's."

Was the word "Microsoft" supposed to be in the title somewhere? Or no?

MS smartphone OS share makes slight gain - FIXED

Not funny, but shadowzz was funny to me

133.7 number of people use smartphones. 1337.. l33t.. leet.. elite... aaaaagh forget it.

trying to insinuate that .7 was a percentage...so like .7 of a person; or .7 percent of the time someone uses their smartphone...its not that funny.

jorel009 said,
trying to insinuate that .7 was a percentage...so like .7 of a person; or .7 percent of the time someone uses their smartphone...its not that funny.

quit and accept that you made a dumb comment

panacea said,
Not funny, but shadowzz was funny to me

133.7 number of people use smartphones. 1337.. l33t.. leet.. elite... aaaaagh forget it.


+1
I do wonder if its actually 133.7 or someone added the .7