Despite relatively positive reviews of its Windows Phone mobile operating system, Microsoft is still having a hard time grabbing marketshare from its key rivals. According to comScore, Microsoft’s smartphone market share dipped by one percent during the three-month period ending in January.

Microsoft now controls just 4.4 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S., down from 5.4 percent for the three-month period ended in October. Those results comes event as the smartphone market topped 100 million users in the U.S, a 13 percent increase over the period ended in October.

Google remains at the top of the heap, with growth of 2.3 percent and market share of 48.6 percent. That was followed by Apple, which saw growth of 1.4 percent and market share of 29.5 percent. ComScore also found that Samsung was the No. 1 smartphone maker, showing 25 percent. That was followed by 19.7 percent for LG; 13.2 percent for Motorola; 12.8 percent for Apple; and 6.6 percent for RIM.

Here’s a look at the results of the comScore study:

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  • Anonymous

    actually the story is little bit different, in October both windows phone and windows mobile had 5.4. With Windows phone around 3%. So windows phone jumped to 4.4 cause there are no more windows mobiles available for sale. So a jump for windows phone and not drop. Still could be better but windows phone will easily have 10% by the end of the year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.rj.austin Peter Austin

       Windows Mobile is still on sale: google for Windows Mobile 6.5

    • Anonymous

      ” windows phone will easily have 10% by the end of the year.”

      yes and I will fly to work on a pig called Henry.

      • Nathan Ottenson

        Seems that every projection I come across seems to support panlondon statement.  Some of them say they will reach as high as 13% but most of them have agreed that 10% is the magic number for 2012.  Frankly I’m a little surprised it is taking so long as WP is quality OS.  

  • Anonymous

    actually the story is little bit different, in October both windows phone and windows mobile had 5.4. With Windows phone around 3%. So windows phone jumped to 4.4 cause there are no more windows mobiles available for sale. So a jump for windows phone and not drop. Still could be better but windows phone will easily have 10% by the end of the year.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see Microsoft phone hitting 10% this year. 

  • http://twitter.com/jclaussftw Jason Gerard Clauss

    Wow. Not only did they use a pie graph, but it’s an oval pie graph. What were they thinking?

  • http://twitter.com/jclaussftw Jason Gerard Clauss

    Also, after seeing how Microsoft treats Flight Simulator fans, I’m not going to be considering WP7 for my next phone.

  • Paul Shirley

    @panlondon: nice try but the figures are a subscriber survey, not sales. So the Win phone figures are WP7 + older versions and their share did indeed drop.

    • Nathan Ottenson

      He is right but he has explained it poorly.  The number of wp7 have gone up while the number of windows mobile have gone down and therefore MSFT entire marketshare has gone down.  What he is saying is WP7 is increasing it’s market share and he is right to say so.

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