“Android partner brands Samsung, LG, and Moto experienced year-on-year declines in the US,” reported Lauren Guenveur, Global Consumer Insight Director for Kantar Worldpanel. “The Samsung Galaxy S8, released in the last two weeks of the April period did not show a significant impact on Samsung’s sales in the period ending in April, nor did LG’s G6. Neither of those made the list of Top 10 best-selling phones.”
“Early indications in our data for the three-month period ending in May 2017 show that the S8 and S8 Plus will reach a combined share of 8.1% in the US, slightly behind their predecessors the S7/S7 Edge at 8.8%. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remain the top sellers during the May period with combined share of 20.1%,” she added.
In China, Android is up 4.3% to capture 83.4% of the market for the three months ending April 2017; however, it dropped 5.9% in the US to 61.7%. iOS is down 3.8% year over year in China to 16.2% with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus representing 8.5% of smartphones sold in the region.
In Europe’s big five markets (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain), Android accounted for 78.3% of smartphone sales increasing 2.2% from a year ago. iOS increased 1.1% year over year to 19.3% of the market.
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