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Both Android and Apple Grab More of the Smartphone Market

By September 4, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

Both Apple and Android have seen significant rises in their respective bites of the market, reports indicate.

As of the end of July, Google’s Android OS held a 52.2% share of the mobile market, a gain of almost 2% over last quarter, said ComScore’s report. Apple iOS also saw a rise in their share, and was up to 33.4% from 31% the last quarter.

These numbers left RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian struggling to stay above water. The worst drop was with RIM, which lost over 2% of their share of the market, and the best of them being Microsoft, which only lost around half a percent of their share.

When it comes to handsets, for the first time since the Galaxy S3’s launch, it surpassed the iPhone as the number one selling smartphone in the United States. Most analysts believe this to be the case since many loyal iPhone buyers are simply waiting for the September 12th launch of the iPhone 5.

When it comes to smartphone manufacturers, Apple reined with a 16.3% share of the market according to ComScore’s report. Though this is a 2% jump from the previous quarter, the iPhone maker stays firmly in third place behind both Samsung and LG.

Over 230 million people over the age of 13 don’t own a smartphone, but the numbers have steadily increased over the past few years as technology has developed.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.