Android Smartphone Platform Grabs 40 percent of U.S. Market


Android Smartphone Platform Grabs 40 percent of U.S. Market

The Samsung Galaxy S II. Photo Credit: Badudoy (CC-BY-SA-3.0), via Wikimedia Commons

Google’s mobile platform Android OS in June took 40 percent of the smartphone platform market in the US. despite the barrage of lawsuits from rivals, analytics firm comScore surveyed.

According to the press release from comScore, about 78.5 million U.S. citizens owned smartphones three months prior to June this year, an 8 percent increase from the previous quarter.

With Android running on various mobile devices from different phone makers and telecoms carriers, the mobile platform grabbed 40 percent of 30,000 respondents in comScore’s survey for the month of June, a 2 percent jump from 38 percent through May.

Apple’s iOS remained second at 26.6 percent from comScore’s last report, and the recent press release came days after Canalys conducted its own survey where Android dominated the smartphone market worldwide at 48 percent share and the iOS at 19 percent share.

Launching the massively popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, which racked up 5 million shipments in less than three months, from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless this summer and the iPhone 5 purportedly on September, will help determine which smartphone platform could cement its presence in the coming months.

Author: Francis Rey Balolong

A coffee junkie who spends most of his time writing about the latest news on social media and mobile technology. I would definitely consider myself a nerd (in the coolest most hipster way possible). That being said, I love technology, music, writing, and all things mobile.

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