By Anton D. Nagy | February 4, 2012 5:29 AM
comScore’s latest numbers are in and it’s a rather interesting trend if we compare them to the last report dated December 30, 2011. Back at the end of last year, Google (with its Android) and Apple (with its iOS) took some users from RIM (BlackBerry), Microsoft (Windows Phone) and Nokia (Symbian); it looks like the trend is ongoing.
The top five mobile OEMs look pretty much the same: Samsung first (with 25.3%, down 0.3% from November) followed by LG (at 20.0% down 0.5% from November) and Motorola (with 13.3% down 0.4% from the same reference month). Apple seems to be the only winner here currently standing at 12.4%, up 1.2% compared to the numbers referring to November 2011. RIM’s 6.7% is 0.2% lower than November’s 6.5%.
As far as platforms are concerned, Android and iOS are way ahead of the crop. 47.3% of the market runs Android (up 0.4% from November) while 29.6% is powered by iOS (up 0.9%). The rest of the players in the table all seem to record losses in terms of market share but the order among them seems to be unchanged.
On a general market note, there are 97.9 million smartphone users in the U.S. This is 6.5 million higher than in the previous numbers, accounting for a total 40% of all mobile subscribers.