Android Controls Over Half of the Smartphone Market in 2012

Google's Android platform controls over half of the smartphone market, according to recent data collected by the research firm known as ComScore.

Android Dominates 2Q 2011 Smartphone Market
Google's Android platform has taken almost 50 per cent of the global smartphone market, dominating in the Asia-Pacific region, research firm Canalys said. |

The company released its quarterly numbers yesterday and it showed Android still in the lead with a 50.9 percent market share in the U.S. This means that over half of the people in the U.S. are using an Android-powered device.

Apple had the second largest market share in the U.S. with 31.9 percent. The company has grown by 1.7-percent in 3 months time with it holding 30.2 percent in Feb.

RIM was a distant third controlling 13.4 percent of the U.S. market and Microsoft barely made it to the dance holding only 3.9 percent.

ComScore also recorded data on the top mobile OEMs and Samsung was the highest with 25.7 percent of total U.S. mobile subscribers. LG came in second with 19.4 percent and Apple was in third with 13.5 percent.

Motorola was slightly behind Apple with 12.8 percent and HTC came in last having only 6.3 percent of total mobile subscribers in the U.S.

It should be interesting to see these numbers change in the next few months with all the new smartphone releases that have taken place recently.

Android should receive another boost thanks to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC's One series of smartphones that come equipped with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Apple's numbers are likely to remain in the same area until the company launches its next-generation iPhone in the fall.

Motorola should be able to creep up the OEM list after conquering Apple on Verizon, selling more Droid Razrs than iPhone 4Ss.

However, Apple's numbers are still the most impressive since the company is maintaining its place in the list with only one device.

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