ComScore has just released its latest report for the past three months ending in July. In these months, Samsung has managed to grab a quarter of the US mobile market and Android continues to grow faster than any other mobile operating system available today, even with its incredible lead.
Samsung, LG, Motorola, Apple, and RIM make up the top five manufacturers in the US (in that order) but the only two that managed to grow at all were Samsung and Apple. Samsung grew 1.0% (25.5%), where Apple grew 1.2%(9.5%). Since these numbers reflect the entire US mobile market (feature phones and smartphones), Samsung holding onto more than 25% is pretty impressive.
While Motorola and RIM managed to lose share over the past few months, LG has stagnated and is exactly where it was three months ago with 20.9% of the market. While it’s not impressive to see LG sitting in the same place it was three months prior, we bet Motorola and RIM would take it over their losses.
As far as mobile operating system use goes within the US, Android has maintained its lead and has grown 5.4% in the past three months. Now sitting with 41.8% of the US smartphone market, the closest competitor is (obviously) Apple, which grew 1% to 27%. RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian trail both Google and Apple, and all three have lost share within the time of the report.
RIM continues its decent by losing 4% and we’ll soon see if its latest offerings can reverse the losses. Microsoft lost only 1%, but sitting at 5.7% of the market means it needs all the help it can get. As far as Symbian goes, it’s hard to blame the OS’ share in the US, as it’s never been something to write home about.
The report actually doesn’t seem to tell us anything new. Android is still kicking ass, iOS certainly isn’t going anywhere, Samsung continues to grow in the mobile market, and any other mobile operating system that isn’t from Google or Apple is slowly losing share.