Android Market Share Declines 1.3%, iOS Increases 3.5% [Chart]

Posted March 6, 2013 at 8:37pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10389 views

Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer for the three month period ending January 2013. Android ranked as the top smartphone platform but declined slightly from October 2012, reports ComScore.

Smartphone OEM Market Share
129.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (55 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January, up 7 percent since October. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 37.8 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 3.5 percentage points from October). Samsung ranked second with 21.4 percent market share (up 1.9 percentage points), followed by HTC with 9.7 percent share, Motorola with 8.6 percent and LG with 7 percent (up 0.3 percentage points).

Smartphone Platform Market Share
Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 52.3 percent market share, while Apple’s share increased 3.5 percentage points to 37.8 percent. BlackBerry ranked third with 5.9 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.1 percent) and Symbian (0.5 percent).

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iCrunch - March 6, 2013 at 10:23pm
You idiots can't read a chart, no matter how EASY the good folks at iClarified make it for you, huh? Yes, it is quite a feat to only have a total of 6 iPhone's on the market, only 3 of which are active devices! Android's is on tons of devices, totally fragmented, and therefore only a handful of Android phones have a consistent experience. It is absolutely stunning that Apple effectively gained almost 5% in THREE months (4.8% exactly, calculated from Apple's 3.5% gain and Google's 1.3% loss in that period). What I find interesting is the fact that Microsoft just cannot get off the ground, actually slightly losing market share after having introduced and pushed Windows Phone 8 and its various OEM partners' new devices. What I'm looking for in next three months is Android recovering a little when the Galaxy S IV and HTC One devices are released. If that doesn't happen, I'd be even more shocked.
Anuar - March 6, 2013 at 10:31pm
omg...are you really critizicing people that can't read a chart when even you cant?????? you cant add the 3.5% and 1.3%!!! omg...i mean...being stupid is one thing, but being stupid and thinking you are smart...whole new level.
Anuar - March 6, 2013 at 10:34pm
thets why percentages are considered zero sum...ones gain its another loss....and you cant add them...talking about idiots :)
Budsal - March 6, 2013 at 10:43pm
You are so smart you must have taken out the peepee part. If Android previously held 100% of the market and apple comes in and takes over thy 100% market share then obviously Android will fall by 100%. This does not amount to Apple gaining 200% of the market. There is only 100% available. Measure twice & cut once, my friend.
Anuar - March 6, 2013 at 10:46pm
OMG thats exactly what i told you in my previous comment and yet you are trying to be sarcastic? you add them in your previous cooment but now you dont? youre not only and are a confused idiot!
Budsal - March 7, 2013 at 6:09pm
You are talking to the original poster but responding to my post. You are the confused one. I guess my initial response was entered after yours.
budsal - March 6, 2013 at 9:26pm
What I find "interesting", so to speak, is that Apple has a total 6 different smartphones and holds 37.8% whereas Android is on how many dozens or hundreds of different model phones and is only 14.5% more of the market.
Jailbreak effect ? - March 6, 2013 at 9:15pm
Jailbreak effect ? Maybe !!
Dipak - March 6, 2013 at 11:57pm
appoop - March 6, 2013 at 9:10pm
LMAO android is still 14% nigher and appoop
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