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comScore: Android up to 38% but iPhone still growing

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Tue July 5, 2011

comScore data for May shows

Android continued its climb upwards in US market share, but not at the expense of the iPhone, comScore said Tuesday. Google's platform reached a new high this May to hit 38.1 percent of the US market, up from 36.4 percent a month earlier. Apple also hit a new peak, however, going from a even 26 percent to 26.6.

As before, most of the share came at the expense of competitors. RIM was even lower, dropping a full point from April to 24.7 percent. Microsoft's attempts to spur on Windows Phone still weren't successful as its combined WP7 and Windows Mobile share fell by nearly as much as RIM, to 5.8 percent. HP's combined platform also couldn't stop its slide and was down a fifth of a point to 2.4 percent.

Apple was also still climbing upwards in overall phone share by the individual manufacturer. The iPhone widened its edge over RIM to safely claim fourth place at 8.7 percent where RIM was now down to 8.1 percent. Samsung and LG still held their leads and were nearly flat at 24.8 percent and 21.1 percent each. Motorola lost a full one percent as its Android sales once again weren't enough.

The share split among platforms showed that Android still had room to grow but that it was mostly taking share from companies whose platforms were either aging, like RIM's, or whose reboots weren't enough to reverse a decline. Apple's presence on Verizon has been considered vital to keeping its share growing and could be boosted by models for other US carriers rumored for the next iPhone.





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  1. wrenchy

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    -17

    Hey macnn/electronista Editards!


    Headlines should read...

    Android extends it's lead on all smartphones. The iPhone and others desperate to catch up.

    Keep spinning those headlines Editards! LOL!

    Drroid!

    - Sent from my Android Device.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Joined: Apr 2011

    -7

    Just wait till the iPhone 5 comes out!

    With all the new widgets and other "enhancements" lifted from Android the iPhone will put the Open-source rival back in it's place!

  1. climacs

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    Joined: Sep 2001

    +6

    android trolls

    as persistent and unwelcome as herpes.

  1. climacs

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    +5

    headline should really read

    another opportunity for wrenchy to demonstrate the psychopathology of an eternal virgin.

  1. climacs

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    +2

    you know what else was up today, wrenchy?

    AAPL. Again. You could have bought in less than a month ago @ $315, now it's near $350.

    DIAF fcking troll.

  1. wrenchy

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    -2

    Spin, spin, spinning away...


    "Apple also hit a new peak, however, going from a even 26 percent to 26.6"

    How about writing. "As Android surged from 36.4 to 38.1%, the iPhone only managed an increase from an even 26 percent to a meager 26.6"


    If you're going to write this way, be fair and write this way for both sides.


    Drroid!

    - Sent from my Android Device.

  1. BigMac2

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    Joined: Dec 2000

    +2

    Good thing for Microsoft

    Since they made money from Adsnoid phone, something Google don't get. How long before Google get tired of this and flush the project?

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