“…According to ComScore, for the three months ending June 30, Android smartphone OS market share rose more than 5 percent — to 40.1 percent from 34.7 percent. By comparison, Apple share rose 1.1 percent to 26.6 percent. Research in Motion and Microsoft platforms lost share — 3.7 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. Someone please explain to me what in this data shows “Verizon iPhone halted Android’s surge”.

ComScore compiled the data from a sample of 30,000 US mobile subscribers 13 years or older. Two-hundred thirty-four million Americans used cell phones during the three-month period, 78.5 million smartphones. Samsung was top OEM for all handsets with 25.3 percent share. Apple ranked fourth with 8.9 percent share, up just 1 percent year over year.

On August 1, Canalys put Android’s global smartphone market share at 48 percent, up 379 percent year over year. Android ranks No. 1 in 35 of the 56 countries Canalys tracks…”

“…One thing is certain: Samsung and HTC both made amazing year-over-year growth gains — 381 percent and 186 percent, respectively — mainly because of Android. Right, but that’s not possible, because “Verizon iPhone halted Android’s surge”. Perhaps in an alternate universe…”

By Joe Wilcox | Published August  4, 2011,  7:48 PM


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