Samsung and Android Ranked Top Mobile Subscriber Market Share
According to numbers released by comScore, over the time period of August-November 2012, Samsung increased its market share of handsets from 25.7% to 26.9%. Apple boosted its share roughly the same percentage, from 17.1% to 18.5%, while LG saw a dip from 18.2% to 17.5%. Motorola and HTC also both declined slightly during that time period.
Although Samsung and Apple appear to be eating into other competitors’ market share, there remains a reasonable amount of parity among the five manufacturers represented here. However, on the platform side, there’s almost none.
Google’s Android OS outpaces the field by a long shot, with 53.7% of the market compared to second-place iOS’s 35%. (Both platforms nudged upward slightly between August and November). RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian combined only account for 10.8% market share, and all three declined slightly over that three-month period.