Despite the fact that iOS is losing its position in the global smartphone market in their homeland in the U.S. Apple’s operating system continues to actively fight for first place. The other day, a reputable research company comScore presented the results of their research on the smartphone market of the United States from May to August this year. The report includes data not only on operating systems, but also for manufacturers of mobile devices.
According to experts, during this time, Apple was able to increase its market share from 39.2 to 40.7%, showing the best growth among its competitors, says 9to5Mac. Samsung is trying to keep up with the Cupertino-based company and is also distinguished by August increase from 23 to 24.3%. In the third and fourth place located HTC and Motorola, respectively, though their share of the total “pie” is reduced with each quarter. Closes the top five producers of LG.
As for the ranking of mobile operating systems, there is an operating system from Google, as well as in the rest of the world continues to take a number. Android’s share in the U.S. is still above 50 percent, and the iOS, in turn, could pass for a mark of 40%. Of the remaining systems sluggish growth distinguished only Windows Phone.
It is worth noting that the report does not take into account professional record sales of new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, since smartphones were presented at the beginning of September. According to official data from the site of the corporation, for the first weekend after the gadgets in retail stores Apple iPhone sold nine million worldwide.
The situation in other countries is completely different. In early August, analysts from IDC reported a decrease in the share of iPhone in the second quarter of this year – 13.2% compared to 16.6% this year. The high popularity of Apple’s smartphone in the U.S. due to the presence of a contract of sale system devices. For example, right now the U.S. operator Sprint offers iPhone 5c for only 50 dollars.
It is expected that in the near future operating systems like Symbian or BlackBerry is not appropriate to include in such ratings. Winners gadgets on Symbian every year is getting smaller, and the Canadian company recently decided to withdraw from the market, and even thinking about the deal with their competitors.
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