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September 14, 2011

Europe Smartphone Handset Market Share For Android Devices

In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running on the Google Android platform. HTC had the highest market share among mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), accounting for 34.6 percent of Android devices used across the region in this period, followed closely by Samsung with 31.7 percent of Android devices
ComScore has released its latest figures which show Symbian is still the most popular operating system with 37.8% of this part of the European market. Android is second with 22.3%. But it’s the gains and losses over the last year that tells the story. Symbian’s share has fallen by 16.1% while Android’s has risen by 16.2

In July 2011, 19.7 million EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) smartphone owners were using devices running on Google’s Android operating system.  The largest number of owners came from the UK with 6.3 million, followed by France (4.5 million) and Germany (4 million). Across the region, HTC had the highest market share (34.6 percent) among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) producing handsets that run on Android.
A closer look at the individual countries shows HTC and Samsung leading in device share for various markets.
In the UK, HTC accounted for more than 50 percent of Android devices in use, a significantly higher percentage than other markets. While Samsung manufactured the second largest share of Android devices in the UK, it accounted for less than half of HTC’s share (21.6 percent).
 However, in all other EU5 countries, Samsung was the preferred device manufacturer for Android users, with a 42.3 percent market share in France and greater than 30 percent market share in Germany, Italy and Spain. Sony Ericsson emerged as the third most popular Android device across all markets, except for Italy where LG ranked third with a 1.8 percentage point lead.

The Symbian operating system used by Nokia for smartphones remains by far the most popular in the five European Union countries (EU5) of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The effect has been to allow Android to leapfrog Apple’s iOS (20.3% up 1.2%) into second place. RIM Blackberry (9.4% up 1.5%) and Microsoft (6.7% down 4.8%) bring up the rear in a market that continues to grow fast. ComScore’s statistics show that for three month to July 2011, there were 88.4 million smartphone subscribers across the EU5, a rise of 44% on the previous year.

July 25, 2011

UK Mobile OS Marketshare: Symbian leads,Android grows by 634%

Apple has overtaken Symbian over the past year to become the top smartphone platform in the UK with 27.1 percent market share, followed by Google’s Android with 26.7 percent market share and Symbian with 22.5 percent. In May 2011, 42 percent of UK mobile consumers used a smartphone compared to only 27 percent a year ago. 

The Marketshare in UK are as Follows  (data  as on  May,2011)
1)Apple iOS : 27%
2)Android :26.7%
3)Symbian :22.5%

Android has rapidly grown its user base adding nearly 4.7 million new users over the past year, equaling a 634 percent rise. In May 2011, Android was only 0.4 percentage points short of being level with the leading smartphone platform Apple.

Note: ComScore measures how many people have used a smartphone as their primary handset. This data shows a three month average ending in May 2010 vs. May 2011 for users over the age of 13 years.( ComScore data)

The Above  data for UK, Mobile OS is provided by  Statscounter , and shows the marketshare of the top 8 Mobile OS,  is from from July 2010 to July 2011. .
As on  May 2010,  the statscounter global data sample consisted of 16.3 billion hits. The ten countries with the largest individual sample sizes are listed below:
  • 4.0 billion United States
  • 1.2 billion Brazil
  • 782 million United Kingdom
  • 633 million Germany
  • 625 million Thailand
  • 539 million Turkey
  • 477 million Canada
  • 451 million Indonesia
  • 426 million India
  • 395 million China

July 3, 2011

The Android Run in Japan Continues with 31% Marketshare

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share

 Data Showing " Mobile Operating System Marketshare in Japan from 2008 to 2011.
Android's remarkable run continues  in Japan too with its marketshare zooming from zero to 31% the last 3 years. Apple's iphone  is currently the leading  Mobile OS with 55% marketshare. However 2011 has seen the iphone losing 6% marketshare (updated June,2011)  Meanwhile the Symbian
story is almost over

June 14, 2011

The Android Run Continues: No 1 in US and Europe

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Google’s Android mobile operating system is continuing to dominate smartphone sales, particularly in the UK, where the platform now powers almost half of all smartphones sold, according to rearch firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Google’s Android has become the most used OS in the UK after increasing its market share by 35.1% to 44.9% in the 12 weeks ended 15 May 2011. Nokia’s Symbian platform  fell from  21.4% to 10.6% in the three months leading up to May 15 2011.

According to figures released today (13 June) from Kantar Worldpanel, the popular operating system now accounts for just under half of UK market sales, and is also number one in Germany, France, US, Australia and Japan.

UK Smartphone OS Marketshare ( May 2011 Data ) by Kantar Media
The Android mobile operating system is streaking past rivals in almost every developed country to become the dominant player everywhere.Earlier research for March, 2011 according to  Kantar Worldpane, the Android's marketshare for Smartphone OS in United States  in March 2011 was 54.7% as compared to a mere 19% in June 2010 , an increase of  almost 36% in less  than 12 months

Also claiming top spot in the US, Germany and France, Android has been able to steal away customers from Nokia’s Symbian OS, which has shrunk from 31% in 2010 to just 10% this year.