Android Manages To Stay Ahead Over iOS In US Platform Ranks

Ali Salman
Posted 12 months ago

Apple and Google are one of the largest shareholders of the mobile platform market. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS have been competing against each other for a long time, but the latter is finding it difficult to transcend the Android operating system. As far as we consider in the US market, Android seems to extend its lead over iOS.

Since comScore released the latest numbers for Q3 2015, the US platform ranks Android ahead of iOS. comScore also unveiled details of smartphone OEM market shares, which we will talk about later on. Considering the top smartphone platform market share, Android has been ranked at the very top with a 52.3 percent market share in September. On the other hand, Apple has scored 43.6 percent for the same period of time.

Let’s see some more details on the mobile platform market share for various smartphone subscribers.

Android Beats iOS In Smartphone Platform Ranking

Compared to the previous quarter, Android’s share has bumped up by 0.7 percent. Apple’s market share on the other hand, fell down by 0.5 percent from 44.1 percent to 43.6 percent. Even though Apple’s depreciation in its platform market share is not something to be worried about, an increase in Android share suggests future tough competition for the iPhone manufacturer.

More or less, iOS and Android are giants in the platform market with quite a lot of margin compared to other smartphone subscribers. Microsoft has defended downfall by maintaining its platform market share to 2.9 percent, which is the same as it was in the previous quarter. Blackberry and Symbian have also scored the same percent of market share in contrast to the previous quarter, 1.2 and 0.1 percent, respectively.


Surprisingly, comScore did not consider the Tizen platform, which surpassed BlackBerry. Surprisingly, Tizen is now the fourth largest mobile operating system among all, above BlackBerry. Moreover, comScore also unveiled numbers of top smartphone OEMs.

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In this regard, Apple is ranked at the top of the table with 43.6 percent market share. Samsung manages to secure the second place with 27.6 percent, while LG, Motorola and HTC have a smartphone OEM share less than 10 percent.

comScore also unveiled a list of 15 top apps of Q3 2016 which you can check it out from here. As for now, what do you think about Android beats up iOS in the third quarter of 2015? Do you think this trend will continue in the future or will Apple be able to increase its platform share in the market. Let us know in the comments.


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