Thanks to Samsung, and somewhat to LG with the G3, Android’s share of the U.S market rose by 2.8 percent to 64.9 percent during the three-month period ending in May. Not only this, but Samsung had such a good time with their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales that the company have overtaken Apple to regain the lead of the U.S smartphone market.
We’ve already heard how well the Galaxy S6 is meeting internal targets, and this has help the company leapfrog their direct competitor.
The story is all good news across the pond, however, with Android market share dropping by 2.9 percent across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain combined, where the Apple made iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to rise.
“Britain remains the iOS stronghold, forcing Android vendors to rely more on winning customers from Apple than from other Android players,” said Dominic Sunnebo, business unit director at Kantar. “In the three months ending in May, only 5% of new Android buyers came from Apple, compared to 11% for the same period in 2014.”
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Of course, Android has market saturation over iOS, so the distribution numbers of subjective, but for Samsung to overtake Apple as the most popular smartphone manufacturer in the U.S is quite a feat, one that will certainly not go unnoticed from Samsung’s rivals.
SOURCE: Kantar Worldpanel ComTech