US Smartphone share from comScore
Questions (don’t peek below) – according to comScore on Monday:
1. Which smartphone platform (OS) leads in total share among the 42.7 million total users as of January?
2. Which platform had the largest absolute share gain in the last 3 months?
3. Which position does Microsoft OS have overall, and did its share grow, shrink or hold steady in the last 3 months?
Answers - Smartphone Platform Market Share
42.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in an average month during the November to January period, up 18 percent from the August through October period. RIM was the leading mobile smartphone platform in the U.S. with 43.0 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers, rising 1.7 percentage points versus three months earlier. Apple ranked second with 25.1 percent share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Microsoft at 15.7 percent, Google at 7.1 percent (up 4.3 percentage points), and Palm at 5.7 percent. Google’s Android platform continues to see rapid gains in market share.