Samsung continues to lead U.S. mobile phone market

 

Samsung is the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3
percent market share in the U.S., according to
comScore.

 

Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with
25.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by
LG with 21.3 percent share (up 0.4 percentage points) and Motorola with 14.5
percent share.

 

Apple strengthened its position at #4 with 8.9 percent
share of mobile subscribers (up 1.0 percentage points), while RIM rounded out
the top five with 7.9 percent share.

 

Apple strengthened its #2 position with 26.6 percent of
the smartphone market, up 1.1 percentage points from the prior reporting
period. RIM ranked third with 23.4 percent share, followed by Microsoft (5.8
percent) and Symbian (2.0 percent).

 

Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone
market reaching 40.1 percent market share in June, according to comScore data
from the comScore MobiLens service, which analyzed key trends in the U.S.
mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending June 2011.

 

For the three month average period ending in June, 234
million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices.

78.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during
the three months ending in June 2011, up 8 percent from the preceding three
month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 40.1
percent market share, up 5.4 percentage points.

 

In June, 69.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used
text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.0 percentage points. Browsers were
used by 40.1 percent of subscribers (up 1.5 percentage points), while
downloaded applications were used by 39.5 percent (up 2.2 percentage points).

 

Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased
1.8 percentage points to 29.1 percent of mobile subscribers. Game-playing was
done by 26.9 percent of the mobile audience (up 1.2 percentage points), while
19.0 percent listened to music on their phones (up 1.1 percentage points).

 

By Telecomlead.com Team

editor@telecomlead.com