In the wake of their double-device launch, Apple has achieved a market share of 40% among all OEMs. Their iOS is also gaining ground while Android falters slightly in regard to overall adoption, according to comScore. The research also noted that 145 million Americans owned smartphones, which they attribute as 60.8% of the eligible population. That’s a jump of 3% since May of this year.
Apple continues to deepen the divide between themselves and all other mobile OEMs, controlling 40.7% of the market, while Samsung is a distant second with 24.3%. Easily the largest Android manufacturer, Samsung has a commanding lead on nearest rival HTC, which held on with 7.4%. Motorola checks in with 6.9%, and LG rounds out the top five with 6.7%.
When it comes to operating systems, comScore reports that Android is still in the lead with 51.6%, though that’s a drop of 0.8% since May. Apple’s 40.7% is a leap of 1.5% since earlier this year. Blackberry is in third place with 4%, though they fell 0.8% since the last poll. Microsoft’s Windows platform is fourth with 3.2%, and Symbian still makes an appearance with 0.3%. Of the bottom three, Microsoft was the only platform gaining ground with a 0.2% increase.
Some of this can probably be attributed to Apple’s recent launch of two devices, and the enthusiasm surrounding the iPhone 5C. A well designed strategy by Apple, the 5C essentially takes the iPhone 5 and rebrands it anew, while the flagship 5S retains its panache. With lines around the block for both devices, their increase undoubtedly had many upgrading from feature phones or switching platforms.
Android currently holds a juxtaposition to the Apple fervor over their launch, as much of the tech world holds out to find what the newest Nexus device will bring, as well as what actual improvements come of Android 4.4 KitKat. We’ve seen plenty of rumors, but as always, wait for official word before getting too excited.
The Android-iOS dominance continues stateside, as the two platforms make up a commanding 92.3% of the mobile market. With Blackberry bowing out of the consumer market, and Windows making an investment in Nokia, it could be very interesting moving forward.
VIA: The Next Web