December 21, 2014

Android Puts Space Between Competition

It’s time to trumpet the arrival of yet another comScore survey.  Their latest report is out and we’ve learned that there are now nearly 70 million smart phone users in the United States* and one in three runs Android. With 33 percent market share Android is beginning to pull away from other platforms as RIM now accounts for 28.9 percent and Apple comes in third at 25.2 percent. This is not the first survey to show Android beating out the competition and it won’t be the last. What we should be taking away from these findings is that as smart phone adoption continues to increase, more people are turning to Android over any other OS.  In fact, with 0.2% growthApple is the only platform to see growth outside of Android.

Oh, we should also point out that Microsoft is at 7.7 percent with Palm at 2.8 percent, both losing ground from the three month period that ended in November 2010.

*3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2010



  • Andy

    You didnt mention the Verizon iPhone which was included in this data (early Feb release).

    The 69.5M smartphone users was a big jump from 65.8M in last month’s survey (the biggest jump in comscore’s data before that was 3M). My interpretation is that there was a large number of people who had been waiting patiently for the iPhone to be available on Verizon so Apple got a boost there, but the standard 2-million-or-so who decide to upgrade to a smartphone each month were still overwhelmingly taking an Android option.

    The good news for Apple is that it should only be two or three more months before they finally overtake RIM!

  • Andy

    You didnt mention the Verizon iPhone which was included in this data (early Feb release).

    The 69.5M smartphone users was a big jump from 65.8M in last month’s survey (the biggest jump in comscore’s data before that was 3M). My interpretation is that there was a large number of people who had been waiting patiently for the iPhone to be available on Verizon so Apple got a boost there, but the standard 2-million-or-so who decide to upgrade to a smartphone each month were still overwhelmingly taking an Android option.

    The good news for Apple is that it should only be two or three more months before they finally overtake RIM!

  • Obvious

    Android is now beating Apple + Microsoft combined!