The latest numbers released by comScore show that the smartphone market seems to be in a state of figuring out who can pick up the most market share from BlackBerry. iOS, Android and Windows Phone all grew by fractions of a percent, and Google’s mobile platform continued to lead the pack of mobile operating systems with 52.2 percent of the total market.
While it was still stuck in fourth place, the past quarter was good for Windows Phone, which grew to 3.2 percent of the overall U.S. smartphone market, probably fueled by record sales of Nokia Lumia phones. That’s certainly not as explosive as Microsoft probably would have wanted, but it shows that the company’s platform is still expanding. With BlackBerry’s market share plummeting, the slow and steady approach could soon put Windows Phone in third place.
Apple was once again the top smartphone OEM in the U.S., growing by two tenths of a percentage point to take up 40.6 percent of the total smartphone market.
Samsung continued to grow at an astounding clip, controlling 25.4 percent of the total U.S. market. Like past quarters, it doesn’t seem like Samsung is stealing away from Apple’s customer base, which continues to grow, but rather is hoovering up more and more of the overall Android market as companies like HTC and LG stumble.
Google-owned Motorola Mobility, which has lost market share in past quarters, may have finally stabilized at 7 percent of the U.S. market. That’s good news for Google, which doesn’t want to effectively cede control of Android to Samsung.