comScore: Android Maintains Dominance Although Drops To 52.2%


Round about this time each month the latest figures come in detailing the ups, downs and everything in between in the android world. It was only a couple of days ago when Google themselves released their latest operating system distribution figures. For those that missed that report, the figures showed that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) had moved up from just below the ten percent occupation marker to over the twelve percent one. Further highlighting Lollipop's continual rise in distribution. Following on from them and the latest figures coming through have come today from comScore. As per usual, these figures look to highlight and show how the distribution of operating systems stand within the U.S. That along with how the individual manufacturers stack up. The figures for this report will be based on the three month period which concludes at the end of April, 2015 and will be used to compare against the previous three-month period (concluding end of Jan 2015).

In terms of the figures for operating systems, Android saw a one percent drop but maintained overall domination of the market. As such, android occupied 52.2 percent of the overall market, compared to the previous quarter's 53.2 percent. Apple on the other hand not only picked up that addition one percent but also picked up a few more points and saw a quarterly shift of 1.8 percent moving from 41.3 percent up to 43.1 percent. Due to Apple's gains, both Microsoft and BlackBerry also realized drops with Microsoft sliding from 3.5 percent down to 3.0 percent and BlackBerry dropping from 1.8 percent down to 1.5 percent.


Moving on the manufacturer side of things and the results are rather in line with what the operating systems figures have shown. As such and as to be expected, Apple saw the same shift of 1.8 percent moving from 41.3 percent up to 43.1 percent dominance of the smartphone market. Similarly, and to compensate for Apple's gains, virtually all of the android manufacturers saw their share figure dropping. Samsung dropped from 29.3 percent down to 28.6 percent and Motorola dropped from 5.2 percent down to 4.9 percent. Lastly, HTC dropped from 3.8 percent down to 3.7 percent. In fact, the only android manufacturer to buck the trend was LG who saw an increase from 8.0 percent to 8.4 percent. You can see full details by hitting the source link below and reading comScore's press release in full.

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