Android still has over 50% U.S. smartphone market share, says comScore

By on July 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM.

Android still has over 50% U.S. smartphone market share, says comScore

Android Market Share US

Android is still the most popular smartphone operating system in the United States by a wide margin, as comScore has once again found that Android was on more than half of all active smartphones in the U.S during the three months ending in May. In all, Android accounted for just under 51% of all active U.S. smartphones in over the three-month period, followed by Apple’s iOS at just under 32%, RIM’s BlackBerry OS at 11.4% and Microsoft’s Windows Phone at 4%. The new numbers are mostly unchanged since comScore last measured mobile OS market share over the three-month period ending in February 2012, as iOS saw an increase of 1.7% since that period while BlackBerry OS saw a decline of 2%. As far as original equipment manufacturers go, Samsung phones accounted for 25.7% of active U.S. smartphones, followed by LG at 19.1% and Apple at 15%. The full release is after the jump. More →

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Android smartphone sales sink in U.S. for fourth consecutive month

By on June 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM.

Android smartphone sales sink in U.S. for fourth consecutive month

Android Sales Fall In U.S

Research firm comScore on Friday released its latest U.S. numbers concerning mobile market share, and Asymco’s Horace Dediu noted on Monday that there may be trouble in paradise: the number of new users who purchased an Android smartphone has steadily declined in each of the first four months of 2012. Apple’s iPhone, on the other hand, has continued to grow year-over-year while Google’s Android operating system in April registered its slowest user growth since 2009. “It’s perhaps too early to suggest that we’re seeing a slowdown in the U.S. for Android,” Dediu wrote. “Perhaps there will be a return to growth in the fall. The concern has to be that rather than seeing the net adds growing — as they have for two years with only two contiguous months of decline — Android net adds have been falling for four months.” It will be interesting to see how Android fares in the summer months, however, with the arrival of HTC’s One X and the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III. More →

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Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market

By on April 4, 2012 at 7:45 AM.

Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market

Over the past three months, Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android mobile platform both continued to grow — according to comScore, they now account for a combined 80.3% of the U.S. smartphone market. The research showed that 234 million Americans aged 13 and older use mobile devices. Samsung is the most popular manufacturer with a 25.6% share of the U.S. mobile market, followed by LG with a 19.4% share and Apple with 13.5%. Motorola and HTC round out the top five with 12.8% and 6.3%, respectively. More than 104 million Americans now own smartphones, up 14% from November, with Google Android’s operating system surpassing a 50% market share for the first time ever. Apple’s iOS platform ranked second with 30.2% of the smartphone market, followed by RIM with a 13.4% share, Microsoft at 3.9% and Symbian with 1.5%. ComScore’s press release can be found after the break. More →

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ComScore: More than 100 million smartphone users now in U.S.

By on March 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM.

ComScore: More than 100 million smartphone users now in U.S.

Market research firm comScore on Tuesday released the results of a three-month study on the U.S. mobile phone industry. Android and iOS continued to grow between November and January, gaining 2.3% and 1.4% respectively. Google’s mobile platform topped the charts with a total market share of 48.6%, while Apple managed to capture a 29.5% share. Research in Motion and Microsoft, however, continued to tumble, falling 2% and 1% in the same period. After surveying more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, comScore found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer with a 25.4% market share. The company was followed by LG with a 19.7% share, Motorola with 13.2%, Apple with 12.8% and RIM with a 6.6% share. The research firm also found that the number of U.S. smartphone subscribers increased 13% since October and surpassed 100 million users for a total of 101.3 million. ComScore’s press release follows below. More →

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ComScore: Amazon growth doubled the rest of the e-commerce market in Q4

By on February 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM.

ComScore: Amazon growth doubled the rest of the e-commerce market in Q4

Amazon announced the company’s fourth quarter results last week, which fell short of Wall Street’s estimates. The company reported $17.4 billion in revenue, with net sales up 35% from $12.95 billion in the same quarter of 2010. Despite falling short of analyst estimates of $18.26 billion, Amazon’s growth was more than twice the overall market’s growth according to data from comScore. At $49.6 million, U.S. retail spending was only up 14% in the fourth quarter of 2011. “The growth rate represented the ninth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates,” said the company’s press release. “For the entire 2011 year, U.S. retail e-commerce spending reached a record $161.5 billion, marking a 13-percent increase from 2010.” Read on for comScore’s full press release. More →

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Android and iOS see continued growth in Q4 as BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian slide

By on February 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM.

Android and iOS see continued growth in Q4 as BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian slide

ComScore released its most recent U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report for the three-month period ending in December, 2011. The research firm found that Samsung remained the top mobile phone vendor in the fourth quarter with a 25.3% market share — the same share as it held in the third quarter. LG’s market share dropped 0.6 percentage points to a 20% share for second place followed by Motorola, which fell 0.5 percentage points to 13.3%. Apple had the fourth largest share with a 12.4% market share, up 2.2 percentage points, and RIM fell 0.4 points to a 6.7% share. Read on for more. More →

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Most mobile daily deal users are from high-income households, study finds

By on February 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM.

Most mobile daily deal users are from high-income households, study finds

If you’re signed up for a daily deal service on your phone, odds are you’re from a high-income household. According to new data from comScore, 36.5% of U.S. phone owners who are signed up for a daily deal service have an annual income of more than $100,000. 19.6% come from households that have an annual income of between $75,000 and $100,000, 18.1% have a household income of between $50,000 and $75,000, 16.9% fall between $25,000 and $50,000, and 8.9% earn less than $25,000 per year. ComScore did not specifically name the mobile deal services included in the study, though Living Social and Groupon are among the more popular daily deal services. More →

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BlackBerry users are older and wealthier than average smartphone users, study suggests

By on January 27, 2012 at 7:15 AM.

BlackBerry users are older and wealthier than average smartphone users, study suggests

BlackBerry owners tend to be older and wealthier than other smartphone users according to a new report released this week. Data from comScore Data Mine suggests BlackBerry users are “more likely to have a household greater than $75,000 when compared to average smartphone owners.” BlackBerry owners were also more likely to have at least part of all of their monthly mobile bill paid for by their employers. We’re not surprised, taking into consideration the vast number of enterprise users that still own a BlackBerry for work. “BlackBerry users over indexed in all age segments 35-64 in November 2011, with the 55-64 age bracket showing the highest index of 120,” comScore said in its report, which found the fewest number of Blackberry users between the ages of 18 and 24. More →

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Holiday spending jumps 15% from last year to $35.3 billion

By on December 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM.

Holiday spending jumps 15% from last year to $35.3 billion

U.S. Consumers spent $35.3 billion during this year’s holiday season, up 15% from the same period last year. Shoppers also spent a total of $2.8 billion during the week ended December 25th, up 16% from the same week in 2010, comScore reported. “Holiday e-commerce spending has remained strong throughout the season, and we have now reached a record $35 billion in U.S. online sales for the season-to-date,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni, noting that the record $1.25 billion spent on Cyber Monday represented the heaviest online spending day for the second straight year. ComScore also said that there were a total of nine days during the holiday season during which consumers spent more than $1 billion. The research firm noticed a spike in digital content and subscription sales on Christmas Day, no doubt as a result of consumers loading up their new tablets, computers and phones with applications. Digital content and subscription purchases typically counted for 2.8% of all e-commerce sales during the holiday season, but that figure jumped to more than 20% on Christmas Day. ComScore’s full press release follows after the break. More →

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Biggest week in online holiday shopping history pushes holiday spending over $32 billion

By on December 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM.

Biggest week in online holiday shopping history pushes holiday spending over $32 billion

The week ended December 18th was the heaviest week for online holiday shopping ever, with shoppers spending more than $6.3 billion, up 15% from the same period last year. Consumers have already spent about $31.9 billion this holiday season according to comScore, which published new figures on Tuesday. “With only a few more days until Christmas, the preponderance of Americans’ late season holiday shopping will shift to brick-and-mortar retail, although the procrastinators among us will still be able to take advantage of expedited shipping and buy online up to and including the day before Christmas Eve with the guarantee of having their gifts delivered in time for the holiday,” said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni, noting that there were four days last week during which consumers spent more than $1 billion. “In total, we will see another $5 or $6 billion in e-commerce spending over the remainder of December to finish off what has clearly been an outstanding season for online retailers.” November 28th, Cyber Monday, will go down as the heaviest online spending day this holiday season, and in history, with more than $1.251 billion spent. ComScore’s full press release follows after the break. More →

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‘Free shipping day’ pulls in $1.07 billion as 2011 holiday spending tops $30 billion

By on December 19, 2011 at 11:35 PM.

‘Free shipping day’ pulls in $1.07 billion as 2011 holiday spending tops $30 billion

This past Friday will go down in the record books as another heavy spending day this holiday season. Consumers spent a total of $1.07 billion on December 16th, otherwise known as “Free Shipping Day,” which was more than consumers spent during the entirety of the Thanksgiving weekend ($1.03 billion) and 14% more than consumers spent on the same day in 2010. Shoppers spent the most money on Cyber Monday so far this holiday season ($1.25 billion) followed by Green Monday ($1.13 billion) and Free Shipping Day. More →

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Consumers spent $1.1 billion on Green Monday, up 19% from last year

By on December 15, 2011 at 1:00 AM.

Consumers spent $1.1 billion on Green Monday, up 19% from last year

U.S. consumers spent $1.1 billion on Green Monday, up 19% from the same day last year according to comScore. Green Monday was the third heaviest day behind the record-setting Cyber Monday, when consumers spent $1.25 billion, and Monday December 5th, when consumers spent $1.17 billion. “Green Monday was another exceptional day for the online holiday shopping season, posting more than $1.1 billion in sales with a growth rate of 19 percent versus last year,” comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said. “Green Monday also kicks off what should be the heaviest week of the year for online shopping, where we could see several billion dollar spending days, punctuated by Free Shipping Day on Friday, December 16.” The research firm recently said that holiday spending this year is already approaching $25 billion. ComScore’s full press release follows after the break.

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U.S. holiday spending this year approaching $25 billion, comScore says

By on December 13, 2011 at 7:15 AM.

U.S. holiday spending this year approaching $25 billion, comScore says

U.S. consumers have spent close to $25 billion so far this holiday season, up 15% from the same period last year, according to a new report from comScore. The research group studied holiday shopping trends beginning in November and found that $479 million was spent on Thanksgiving Day, $816 million was spent on Black Friday, $886 million was spent during Thanksgiving weekend and a record $1.25 billion was spent on Cyber Monday. That wasn’t the only record broken this year, however. “Monday, December 5, 2011 now ranks as the second heaviest spending day in history at $1.18 billion,” the report said, “followed by Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at $1.12 billion and Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at $1.11 billion.” Read on for more. More →

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