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Android tops US market last quarter


News by Luke Jones on Thursday August 07, 2014.

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Android topped US market share last quarter
Android topped US market share last quarter

Android's hold on the smartphone market remains strong in the United States as Google's platform topped market share in the country over the last three months. However, Android's share of the platform market in the States did fall slightly, while nearest rival iOS recorded a slight jump in popularity.

In terms of overall market share in the United States, Android snaffled up more than half, with 50.9% in favour of the platform. That is a slight slip on the previous quarter (three month period ending March), when Android had 0.3% more of a share with 51.2%. That drop seems to have been Apple?s gain, with the company's iOS up 0.7% from last quarter and now accounting for 42.1% of the market.

The data taken by ComScore also reveals that Microsoft's market share grew nominally (0.1% from the last quarter) with Windows Phone now making up 3.4% of the space. Blackberry's hold on the mobile market has of course lessened in recent times and the company's share of the US market continued to drop, now sitting at 2.4%, down 0.3% from last time. Rounding out the list is the now almost defunct Symbian, with just 0.1% of the market running Nokia's old OS.

While Apple grew and Android fell, the results basically show that not much has changed, although Google will be hoping its platform can return to growth in the next quarter. That may be a difficult task with a slew of iOS devices arriving in the coming months and sure to boost Apple's market share.

source: ComScore

 
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