Android App Ratings & Reviews

Android OS still rules the smartphone market in the US for the first quarter of 2013

by On

android osAndroid OS continues to be the most important operating system for smartphones in the US with 52% market share in the first quarter of 2013, according to  the latest numbers released by comScore. Android is still reigning, even if the percents dropped a little bit from December of 2012, when the market share for Android OS was slightly above 53.4 %, yet the difference is minimal. Blackberry OS also lost in popularity, now with only 5.2% market share from a previous 6.4% in 2012, Symbian too lost 0.1%,  but Apple’s iOS gained some momentum in the first quarter of 2013, with 39% market share, a 2.7% improvement from the latest figures in December 2012. Microsoft managed to improve its market share  with an insignificant 0.1% from 2.9% to 3%. While Android is the top dog in the mobile OS market, Apple continues to dominate the manufacturer bracket, sporting a big chunk of 39% market share, a 2.7% increase from the last year. Samsung managed to gain a mere 0.7% market share increase, while other manufacturers like Motorola, HTC and LG lost some points in the first quarter of 2013. When taking a closer look at the numbers, please keep in mind that the first quarter of 2013 was pretty slow for the major Android manufacturers, nothing big was released until now. Things are about to change with the long awaited for Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, just about to be released in the wild in the second quarter. Word of advice for Apple fans: it ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings. I am looking forward to the second quarter numbers to be released, I am expecting the manufacturer situation to change dramatically and along with it, an increase in the Android OS market share  numbers. android os   Source: comScore