Android and Samsung Continue to Reign comScore

Leading internet marketing research company comScore released their August 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report and it’s more of the same old, same old. Google’s Android continues to gain and lead platform market share while Samsung sits on top of the OEM market. According to the report Google’s Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 43.7 percent market share, up 5.6 percentage points from the prior three-month period. Three out of the five top platforms lost market share leaving Android and iOS to pick up the pieces.

On the mobile OEM side of things, Samsung leads the pack with 25.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.5 percent. Surprisingly LG isn’t that far behind with 21 percent. Three out of the five top OEMs recorded a loss while Samsung and Apple were the only two to record gains.

It seems like only yesterday, every Android users I knew was swearing Samsung off for good due to their update fiascoes. Apparently they’ve managed to dust off the consumer complaints and catapult forward by releasing some of the most kick-ass hardware to date. I can’t even imagine the market share they are going to gain once the Nexus Prime gets released. I have to admit, Samsung is doing it!

I can’t say I’m too surprised by the latest comScore results as it’s clearly obvious that Android and Samsung have been owning it!

Source: PR Newswire

  • Jvc

    what happened to nokia?

  • I like this article! Thanks.

  • Andy

    Their August 2010 numbers were 55.7 million subscribers, 19.6% Android (=10.9 million).  Now 84.5 million subscribers, 43.7% Android (=36.9 million).
    So 28.8 million additional subscribers overall in 12 months: 26 million additional Android users
     9.6 million additional iPhone users
     6.8 million fewer users for MS/RIM/etc

  • Apple is doing quite well to be number 4 for all phones without having any feature phones to sell.

    Of course, you’d expect Android to be above iOS in smartphone deployments since there are multiple companies with multiple models.