Research Firm comScore has released data from its MobiLens service that measures trends within the US Mobile phone industry every quarter. The study, which is the result of surveying more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, has some hardly surprising results in this quarter too. Samsung and Android retain their positions as the leading US OEM handset makers and mobile OS platforms respectively. While Android increased its lead further, Samsung slipped slightly – thanks to marginal gains made by Apple.
Samsung now has 24.5 per cent if the Mobile OEM supplier segment, down slightly from its share of 24.8 percent share in the previous quarter. LG comes in at second place with 20.9 percent followed by Motorola, RIM and Apple.
When it came to smartphone OS market share, Android now has 34.7 percent of the US smartphone market while RIM has now dropped back to 27.1 percent (from 31.6%). Apple comes in third place with 25.5 percent and is fast closing in on RIM. Microsoft and Palm take the bottom two positions with 7.5 percent and 2.8 percent of the market respectively.
Android was the fastest growing player in the segment with it managing to increase its share by 6 percentage points. In the previous quarter, its share stood at just 28.7 percent. Looks like there is no stopping Android in the near future. Let’s see how Nokia’s planned Windows Phone “disruption” ends up in the US later in 2012/13.