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comScore: Android's US share slowing, near even with iPhone

updated 12:10 pm EST, Fri December 3, 2010

comScore October share shows Android slowing down

Android growth in the US is still significant but may have slowed down at the start of the fall, according to new comScore data. Google's mobile OS climbed to 23.5 percent in October, or 6.5 percent more than July, but a more modest 2.1 percent over the past month. If sustained through the rest of 2010, it would still be a high rate of growth but would still represent a rare dip in Android's pace at 6.3 percent.

Apple managed to hold off Google for the month as it was the only other phone platform maker to gain share. It moved up 0.8 percent to get 24.6 percent of the American market and keep its second-place position. Continued strong iPhone 4 demand matched with better supply may have played the largest role.

RIM continued its recent decline and saw BlackBerry phones drop to 35.8 percent, narrowing its advantage. The results challenged RIM co-chief Jim Balsillie's claims that the fall would be better for the BlackBerry after he accused Apple of profiting from including September in its summer quarter.

Among all phones, Samsung still had a lead at 24.2 percent, but most other rivals lost share. RIM despite its smartphone losses actually gained share to hit 9.3 percent, owed in large part to Nokia's losses and Motorola losing basic phones in favor of its Android hardware.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    -4

    Not a good thing to be running out of steam this e

    Let's see what the spin doctor (HTC CEO) is going to say about this one.

  1. Darylal

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2008

    +6

    May have slowed down. Duh!

    If it kept up at the pace it's been going we have to put Android on iPhones. Just a really bad headline that misses the the point of the article. Which is that android growth looks like it might be stabilizing like the iPhone did a while back. But then again anyone that has taken a HS Econ class could have made that assumption.

    Real loses in this are the non-smart phones again. Oh and to save you all the drama, guess what, the new Windows Mobile OS will have huge growth over the next few months. See it is starting at zero and to 100,000 soon so that's like a a gazillion present increase....Oooooo. Oh and then after some record growth it to will plateau.

  1. facebook_Justin

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    -1

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    Its just so amazing, Apple's one phone still beats the probably 100 Android ones on 4 different carriers in the USA. Good for you Apple, you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

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