The latest comScore report on mobile market share doesn’t paint a very good picture for Microsoft. The software company, which is touting its new Windows Phone 7 operating system, actually saw its share of the smartphone market decline by one percent during the 3-month period ended in July, reports comScore.

The decline comes even as more Americans buy smartphones, with comScore estimating that 82.2 million people in the U.S. now own the powerful mobile devices. That was up 10 percent from the previous three month period.

Microsoft held just 5.7 percent of the market. That compares to Google Android — up 5.4 percent to 41.8 percent. Apple’s iOS was up slightly to 27 percent of the market. Here’s a closer look at the numbers:

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  • Guest

    It would be nice to see this broken down by OS instead of company
    – different versions
    – google’s android, motoroloa’s android, htc’s android, samsung’s android …….

    • Anonymous

      I think it basically is – Google = Android, Apple = iOS.  it would’ve been nice for them to be clear, though.  Breaking out by actual manufacturer is interesting but less so.  The clear message is that Android is still winning.

  • http://twitter.com/TweetingAC Andrew Collins

    It’s becoming pretty clear consumers do not prefer the Live Tiles to iOS or Android. Live Tiles isn’t awful it is just not preferred over the competition. I was a loyal Windows Mobile user from 2006 to 2009 until I went Android. I actually like the interface of the WM 6.1 phone over the WP7. I only know one friend with a WP7 and he loves it but I also remind him it is his first smartphone he’s owned and doesn’t know any better.

    • Dlf_oki_2011

      I also know many people that started with iOS devices, moved to Android and now are waiting for the Nokia devices to move to WP7. While it isn’t selling as well as anyone hoped – or at all really – I think the real judge will come once it’s promoted by carriers, etc. That said, in Japan, that IS12T from Fujitsu has a waiting list for it at at the very least 6 different stores, so that says something I suppose.

    • DevStar

      I’d wait to see how the Mango phones do first.  I know that we’re getting six of them on one plan the day they’re available.  My only concern, based on how little stores have stocked in the past, is they won’t have six new WP devices at my carriers store.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJMO5t4bat0 David A Fenton

    Windows Phone is great, there’s just no room for it right now. They’ll have a better shot with tablets.

    • Guest

      Why will they have a better shot with tablets? They’ve similarly let Apple destroy their decade head start and now consolidate that lead unmolested for two years. Android is well established as the number two and has its phone dominance to feed tablet momentum. Why won’t tablets just be a repeat of the mobile failure?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJMO5t4bat0 David A Fenton

        Because tablets are more like PCs than phones. I’m not saying they will beat iPad..but they do have a fair shot of being relevant in that space.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJMO5t4bat0 David A Fenton

    Windows Phone is great, there’s just no room for it right now. They’ll have a better shot with tablets.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJMO5t4bat0 David A Fenton

    Windows Phone is great, there’s just no room for it right now. They’ll have a better shot with tablets.

  • Tom Arnold

    It would also be nice to know how many “smartphones” (what I’d consider a minimum of having: app supporting, Internet enabled, camera equipped) there are compared to non-smartphones.

  • Anonymous

    OK, these guys seem to know wahts going on out there. Wow.
    whos-logging.se.tc

  • Sammy Clark

    I went into a Verizon store in Portland and Android is everywhere. Big wall displays, Android displays by multiple hand set makers. I asked if they had a Windows phone and they said don’t you want a Android phone and walked me to the big Motorola display. No, then how about the Samsung Charge?
    The carriers love free so they love Android. Maybe Microsoft can give Windows Phone to them for free. Better yet, maybe pay the carriers to sell WinPhone.

  • Cathy Rile

    Show me a cell phone store that displays and sells a WinPhone? There are none !! Maybe a single Winphone in the back corner. It’s a distribution problem not an OS problem for Microsoft.

    • Dlf_oki_2011

      To be fair, it IS Microsoft’s problem. They need to figure out what to do to get the carriers to be more up front with the displays, and educate their sales people. When I went to a local carrier to see the new IS12T, the sales people had never played with one at all. They had mockups, but no working display model. My Trophy was literally the first WP7 these people touched, and they’re supposed to be selling this?

    • Guest

      It’s numerous problems. MS took far too long to respond to iPhone v1. Three years later, Apple and Google are now too well established for carriers to care much about promoting WP phones. Most of the OEMs are selling too many Android phones to want to put their best effort into their WP units. So most WP phones are re-purposed Android models and not competitive spec wise. Then you have the update fiasco that killed any initial momentum. The $400M launch that I still can’t figure out where the money went. The funny but useless commercials that mostly don’t show the platform in action. The pathetic name, which should never have had Windows anywhere near it. And the fact that even Mango doesn’t get to feature parity with iOS or Android, far less provide the multi-fold superiority that a new product needs to take on dominant incumbents. Basically, outside an OS with some potential to be great, it’s been one King-sized clusterfk, all under the direct supervision of the equally useless Steve Ballmer.

  • Mrsnuggles

    of course they are losing. they broke their own connection when they broke how the phone and their applications worked together no contact or calendar sync with outlook? what moron thought that was where we wanted to go?

  • Yetter

    It’s obvious that MS has a long way to go but all in all I love my WP7 and wouldn’t trade it for  any other brand

  • http://www.phone-shop.tesco.com/paymonthly Helen

    Symbian is not nearly as competent as Android. The statistics are the proof!

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