ComScore, Inc, leading company in digital world, has just released a new report that shows key trends in the mobile market in the US in the three months period ended May 2010, with data being compared to the previous three months. The report was aimed at ranking the leading mobile OEMs and smartphone platforms in the U.S. based on their share of mobile subscribers age 13 and older. According to the report, Samsung was the top mobile phone maker on the market, with 22.4 percent share, while the BlackBerry OS led among OSes, with 41.7 percent market share.
“For the 3 month average period ending in May, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung
ranked as the top OEM with 22.4 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one percentage point from the preceding three month period. LG ranked second with 21.5 percent share, followed by Motorola (21.2 percent share), RIM (8.7 percent share, up 0.5 percentage point) and Nokia (8.1 percent share),” comScore reports,
According to the company, a number of 49.1 million people in the US had smartphones
during the three months period ended May, marking an increase of 8.1 percent when compared to the previous three months period. Moreover, the company notes that RIM had the lead in the smartphone operating system market in the US in the time frame, with 41.7 percent share of the subscribers, while Apple occupied the second position, with 24.4 percent share. Microsoft came in on the third with 13.2 percent market share.
Google has registered significant growth during the time frame. The operating system ended the time frame with 13.0 percent of smartphone subscribers, up 4 percentage points, while Sunnyvale-based mobile phone maker Palm accounted for 4.8 percent of the market. Most mobile operating systems added new subscribers in the three months period, even if they lost important market share to Google' Android platform
ComScore also shows that “65.2 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers
used text messaging on their mobile device in May, up 1.4 percentage points versus the prior three month period, while browsers were used by 31.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 2.3 percentage points). Subscribers who used downloaded applications comprised 30.0 percent of the mobile audience, representing an increase of 2.1 percentage points from the previous period. Accessing of social networking sites or blogs also saw significant growth, increasing 2.6 percentage points to 20.8 percent of mobile subscribers.”