Windows Phone leapfrogs BlackBerry, Apple eats some of Android’s candies
In the latest analysis from comScore, Android remained the top operating system for mobile phones in the US even though it lost 0.5% market share while it’s fiercest competitor, iOS, gained 1.0% from the last quarter.
That said, Android is still the champ, with 51.7% of the total US market share under it’s belt. Apple came second with 41.6% after it shifted 1 point in the November to December quarter.
After holding the third position for years, BlackBerry surrendered it’s spot for Microsoft’s Windows OS who didn’t move a bit from it’s 3.2% share but was lucky as BB slipped down from 3.6% to 3.1%.
Symbian, surprisingly shifted nowhere, as the ‘dead and buried‘ operating system held on to it’s 0.2% stake. This means that Android and BlackBerry were the top losers. And the winners? Apple.
In the smartphone figures, Apple came first with a 1.0 point change, followed by Samsung who had a 1.3% increase in market share.
Motorola slipped to fourth position after losing 0.6 points while LG, who gained 0.3 jumped all the way from fifth into third. HTC were the biggest losers as they lost out 1.3 points and slipped to fifth position.