Google, Samsung dominate mobile market share from September to November

Samsung and Google, at least from September to November, reigned supreme in the smartphone world.

comScore revealed data from the its MobiLens service and found Samsung as the top handset manufacturer and Google Android as the top smartphone platform during the three month average period ending Nov. 2012. Microsoft, meanwhile, continues to lag behind.

According to a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, Google Android dominated the platform race with 53.7 percent market share. Apple remained in second with a 35 percent share. Microsoft came in fourth place again with just a 3 percent market share, down 0.6 percent from the last three-month period.

Samsung held a 26.9 percent market share for both smartphone and non-smartphone devices. Apple, which ranked third during the period ending in August, moved to second place past LG with an 18.5 percent market share, up 1.4 percent from August.

123.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, accounting for 53 percent of the mobile market during the three months ending in November. That’s up 6 percent since August.

Finally, there was not much change in mobile content usage since August. Text messaging was again the top use, with 75.9 percent of subscribers texting on their devices. Using apps, the browser and social networking, in that order, followed.

Previously on GeekWire: Verizon vs. AT&T: Location stats reveal whose retail stores are more popular 

  • OtherGuest

    Congratulations to Google, the Android team, the many Android developers around the world and and Android phone vendors like Samsung with reaching more than 50% market share. Who would have thought that Linux and Open Source software already powering pretty much every app, service and smart organization in the World would also dominate the mobile space. I’m sure 2013 will bring even more innovation and hopefully less stupid patent litigation.

  • http://www.halosystechnologies.com/web-application-development Nicole Powell

    I think that Android will be the dominant operating systemjust because so many companies make so many different phones. The iPhone is great for some people but a single phone will not dominate the market going forward. A thing like 4G, large screens, removable batteries etc. are reasons that one size (however comfortable) does not fit all. I think this will be true for tablets as well. No matter how good a company is, it’s hard to be better than every other company all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/bufbarnaby Joe

    Cook must be fuming…iPhone really isn`t growing much.
    Sure they have their faithful upgraders , but the best they have now is stuff like 3% thinner , 5% lighter , new colors , etc.
    The Walkman was king once also.