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A great visualization of Apple and Google’s smartphone market dominance

Smartphone Market Share Chart

Just over half a decade ago, the smartphone landscape in the United States looked absolutely nothing like it does today. Companies like Microsoft (MSFT), BlackBerry (BBRY) and Palm (RIP) dominated the market in the U.S. and even Symbian had a healthy share in 2005. A major shift began in 2007 when Apple (AAPL) debuted the iPhone, and any hangers-on were quickly dispatched over the coming years after Google (GOOG) unleashed Android. We all know the story, but a picture is worth a thousand words and comScore issued a great chart during its recent “Mobile Future in Focus” webinar that shows just how quickly and decisively iOS and Android took over the U.S. market. The chart follows below.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.