Latest figures have emerged that illustrate the hold that two of the major smartphone manufacturers have on the US market. Samsung and Apple continue to lead the way in the United States thanks to excellent devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 and the latest ComScore report gives us an idea about just how well these two giants are performing.
The latest ComScore figures relate to the final three months of 2012 and show that the popularity of both Samsung and Apple continues to grow. The reports indicates that there are currently 125.9 million smartphone users in the US and a big chunk of this figure are using devices produced by one of these two electronics giants. During the three month period both manufacturers posted increases in their market share. Korean company Samsung managed a 2.3 point rise pushing their share of the smartphone market up to 36.3 per cent and they currently lead the way. A succession of super phones including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 have contributed towards this impressive increase. American company Apple also posted a 2 point boost meaning that the company are enjoying a 21 per cent share of the market. For more Samsung Galaxy S3 News click here.
With Samsung and Apple leading the way in terms of manufacturers it is no great surprise that the operating systems that are dominating Stateside are Android and iOS. These two platforms currently cater for nearly 90 per cent of the market and it is Android who continue to lead the way. The Google platforms is used by several high profile phones including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and during the period in question enjoyed a 0.9 point increase pushing its share to a staggering 53.4 per cent. The biggest gain however was enjoyed by iOS who managed to post a 2 point increase to 36.3 per cent. This can be attributed to the high profile launch of the iPhone 5 at the beginning of the period in question. Compare the latest Samsung Galaxy S3 Vodafone contracts here
In the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 we have two of the stand out devices of 2012 and it is therefore no surprise that the respective manufacturers are enjoying such dominance in this buoyant market. Hope are high for 2013 with both companies set to release their next generation devices over the coming months.