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Windows 10 Mobile is destined to land sometime later this year (Microsoft hasn’t given us a definite date, only saying that it will land some time after Windows 10’s July 29th debut), and it can’t come soon enough. Microsoft’s smartphone market share has been stagnant in the sub-five percent range for quite some time with no signs of improvement. The latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers from comScore so no signs of improvement, and in fact show an even further slide for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone operating system. For the three-month period ending in May, Microsoft’s market share fell from 3.5 percent to 3 percent. That puts Microsoft in an extremely distant third place behind... Read more...
Market research firm comScore just released some new figures detailing smartphone market share in the U.S., and once again, Apple is in the top spot with its highly popular iPhone line. For the three-month period ending in August, Apple held a 42 percent share of the U.S. smartphone sector, up just a teeny-tiny bit from 41.9 percent from the previous quarter. Meanwhile, Samsung remains a little more than an arm's length away with a 28.9 percent share of the market, up from 27.8 percent in the prior quarter. After Samsung, there's a big dip to third place where LG sits at 6.7 percent, followed by Motorola at 5.4 percent and HTC at 4.5 percent. While the iPhone is the singular most popular smartphone... Read more...
Holiday shoppers sat at their desktop devices and spent $42.8 billion online during the first 52 days of the November-to-December 2013 season, according to the latest data provided by comScore. That's an increase of 10 percent compared to last year when online spending reached $38.9 billion, though it still fell short of expectations, in part because of the shortened holiday season this year. "Our expectations for the online holiday shopping season anticipated that consumers would spend heavily later into the season out of necessity to make up for the highly compressed holiday shopping calendar this year," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "Unfortunately that was not in the cards, as the final... Read more...
When it comes to the U.S. market, Apple's iPhone line is the single most popular category of handsets. During the three-month period ending in February 2013, there were 133.7 million smartphone owners in the U.S., 38.9 percent of which were toting an iPhone, according to data provided by the comScore MobiLens service. That's up 3.9 percent versus the prior three-month period. Samsung ranked as the second most popular OEM with a 21.3 percent share of the smartphone market, up 1 percent versus the prior period. HTC came in third with a 9.3 percent share, followed by Motorola with 8.4 percent and LG with 6.8 percent. Be that as it may, Apple is still losing the platform war to Android. Google's... Read more...
Numbers are a funny thing, and contrary to their very nature, far from absolute when a human element is involved. The latest mobile data from two market research firms underscores this dilemma and proves you should always take market share figures with a pinch of salt. One of those firms is Strategy Analytics, which just a few days ago reported that Microsoft had, for the first time, surpassed BlackBerry in the fourth quarter of 2012 to become the third most popular mobile operating system in the U.S. and Canada behind iOS and Android. Specific figures were only shared with its clients, not the press, so we don't have an idea of the margin of victory, if indeed there was one. Say what? According... Read more...
Online shoppers in the U.S. spent $42.3 billion during the holiday shopping season in 2012, representing a 14 percent increase compared to one year prior, according to data compiled by comScore. Several individual shopping days saw massive growth, including Free Shipping Day (December 17), which jumped 76 percent compared to 2011, Christmas Day (up 36 percent), and Thanksgiving Day (up 32 percent). Despite strong growth, online spending actually fell short of initial expectations. comScore said it was due to a significant drop in consumer confidence in December on so-called "fiscal cliff" concerns. "The 2012 online holiday season was once again a very strong season with growth rates in the mid-teens... Read more...
Why brave obnoxious crowds and deal with bad drivers when you can get all you holiday shopping accomplished online? The convenience of online shopping is not only catching on, but it just had its biggest week ever, along with several days the past month that surpassed $1 billion in spending, according to data by comScore. For the holiday season to date, U.S. shoppers spent $33.8 billion online, representing a 13 percent increase compared to the same days last year. The most recent work week logged four individual days with more than $1 billion in spending. "This past workweek saw four days surpass the billion dollar spending threshold during the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record,"... Read more...
There was a bit of moving and shaking among the top OEM mobile players in U.S. market share, though not for the top spot. That position remains firmly in the grasp of Samsung, which now holds a 26.3 percent share of the mobile market, up from 25.6 percent last quarter, according to data collected from comScore's MobiLens service. Second place, however, now belongs to Apple, which jumped 1.5 percentage points to 17.8 percent, enough to slip in front of LG, which holds a 17.6 percent share. Motorola (11 percent) and HTC (6 percent) round out the list of top 5 mobile OEMs, both of which lost a little bit of ground for the three month period ending October 2012. It would appear that Apple's iPhone... Read more...
Shopaholics and bargain hunters have it easy these days. They can click, instead of clip, coupons to use online, avoid pushy crowds and idiot drivers, and even buy goods in their underwear, if they so desire (just be sure to pull the shades down, folks). Sure, you skip out on the instant gratification of shopping in a brick-and-mortar store by hiding behind a computer, and you can't try on virtual clothes before buying them online, but it didn't stop online shoppers from spending a whopping $41.9 billion ahead of the holiday shopping season. That figure represents Q3 e-commerce spending in 2012, according to comScore. That's up 15 percent compared to a year ago, and marks the twelfth consecutive... Read more...
Another three-month period is in the books at comScore, and once again, Android is the top smartphone operating system in the U.S., followed by iOS. For the three-month period ended June 2012, Android bumped its smartphone market share penetration by 0.6 percent to 51.6 percent, while Apple's iOS platform added 1.7 percent to end the period with a 32.4 percent stake. All the other major mobile platforms moved in the opposite direction: Research In Motion: 10.7 percent (down 1.6 percent) Microsoft: 3.8 percent (down 0.1 percent) Symbian: 0.9 percent (down 0.5 percent) As for the top OEMs, Samsung is the biggest beneficiary of Android's success and leads the pack with a 25.6 percent share. That's... Read more...
comScore's latest data from the comScore MobiLens service revels that Google now has half of the smartphone market share with 50.9 percent of smartphone subscribers using an Android phone. Unsurprisingly, Apple still has a stronghold in the market as well with 31.9 percent of the market share. As of the end of May, nearly 110 million people in the U.S. use a smartphone, which represents an increase of 5 percent compared to February. The study also found Samsung to be the top manufacturer of smartphones with 25.7 percent of the market share. comScore's data was collected during the three month average period ending May 2012. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers. comScore... Read more...
Market research firm comScore shared its U.S. subscribers market share report heading into the weekend, and there weren't many surprises to be found. For example, Samsung is still the top maker of mobile devices in the U.S., in terms of market share, leading the way with a 25.9 percent share at the end of April 2012, up slightly from 25.4 percent at the end of January 2012. LG (No. 2) dropped half a percentage point to 19.2 percent, while Apple (No. 3) stayed in third place with a 14.4 percent share, up 1.6 percent in the past three months. As for OS penetration, Google is the top dog in the U.S., with over half (50.8 percent) of all mobile devices rocking Google's open source platform. Interestingly,... Read more...
Fragmentation in the Android camp? Only if you're talking about smartphones. Since the introduction of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, buyers looking for a low-cost Android slate that doesn't suck have had a serviceable option. So serviceable and affordable, in fact, that fragmentation in the Android tablet space could cease to be a problem in the not-too-distant future if things continue the way they are. Don't believe it? Well, according to comScore, the Kindle Fire accounted for 54.4 percent of all Android tablets at the end of February 2012. That's up significantly from 41.8 percent at the end of January 2012, and from 29.4 percent -- or less than a third -- at the end of December 2011. Without... Read more...
Online shopping continues to grow in popularity in the U.S. where retail e-commerce sales totaled a whopping $49.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, according to data from comScore. That's a 14 percent increase over the same quarter one year prior, and the ninth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth. It was also the fifth consecutive quarter of double digit growth. "The fourth quarter of 2011 capped off what was yet another strong year for online retail, one in which every quarter achieved double-digit increases versus the prior year," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "In the face of continuing uncertainty regarding the U.S. economy, consumers increasingly went... Read more...
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