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RESTON, VA, December 2, 2011 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the Comscore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending October 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.5 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 46.3 percent market share.
OEM Market Share
For the three-month average period ending in October, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 25.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, followed by LG with 20.6 percent share and Motorola with 13.6 percent share. Apple strengthened its position at #4 with 10.8 percent share of mobile subscribers (up 1.3 percentage points), while RIM rounded out the top five with 6.6 percent share.
Top Mobile OEMs3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+Source: Comscore MobiLens
Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
Total Mobile Subscribers
Smartphone Platform Market Share
90 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in October, up 10 percent from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 46.3 percent market share, up 4.4 percentage points from the prior three-month period. Apple maintained its #2 position, growing 1.0 percentage point to 28.1 percent of the smartphone market. RIM ranked third with 17.2 percent share, followed by Microsoft (5.4 percent) and Symbian (1.6 percent).
Top Smartphone Platforms3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+Source: Comscore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Total Smartphone Subscribers
Mobile Content Usage
In October, 71.8 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.8 percentage points. Browsers were used by 44.0 percent of subscribers (up 2.9 percentage points), while downloaded applications were used by 43.8 percent (up 3.2 percentage points). Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 2.2 percentage points to 32.3 percent of mobile subscribers. Game-playing was done by 29.2 percent of the mobile audience (up 1.4 percentage points), while 21.2 percent listened to music on their phones (up 0.9 percentage points).
Mobile Content Usage3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+Source: Comscore MobiLens
Total Mobile Subscribers
Sent text message to another phone
Used downloaded apps
Accessed social networking site or blog
Listened to music on mobile phone
About MobiLensMobiLens data is derived from an intelligent online survey of a nationally representative sample of mobile subscribers age 13 and above. Data on mobile phone usage refers to a respondent’s primary mobile phone and does not include data related to a respondent’s secondary device.
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