Android Accounts for 51.6% of Smartphone Subscribers, Apple Captures 32.4%
ComScore has released its report on the mobile phone industry during the three month period ending June 2012.
The study found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer with 25.6% market share. Android accounted for 51.6% of smartphone subscribers. Apple captures 32.4%.
OEM Market Share
For the three-month average period ending in June, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, followed by LG with 18.8 percent share. Apple continued to gain share in the OEM market, ranking third with 15.4 percent of mobile subscribers (up 1.4 percentage points), followed by Motorola with 11.7 percent and HTC with 6.4 percent (up 0.4 percentage points).
Smartphone Platform Market Share
More than 110 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in June, up 4 percent versus March. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 51.6 percent market share (up 0.6 percentage points), while Apple's share increased 1.7 percentage points to 32.4 percent. RIM ranked third with 10.7 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.8 percent) and Symbian (0.9 percent).
Mobile Content Usage
In June, 75.0 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device (up 0.7 percentage points). Downloaded applications were used by 51.4 percent of subscribers (up 1.4 percentage points), while browsers were used by 50.2 percent (up 0.9 percentage points). Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 0.8 percentage points to 36.9 percent of mobile subscribers. Game-playing was done by 33.4 percent of the mobile audience (up 0.8 percentage points), while 27.6 percent listened to music on their phones (up 2.3 percentage points).