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iPhone 5 to further decline Android smartphone market share

Under: Apple iPhone, Business and Stocks, Google Android
Date: July 31st, 2012

The battle for the smartphone market is mainly about the iPhone and Android, and new reports are showing that the Android smartphone market share for Q2 2012 declines to 56-percent in United States.

Strategy Analytics’ research published by Wireless Smartphone Strategies aka WWS service shows that smartphone shipments has fallen by 5-percent each year to reach 24-million units in the United States during Q2 2012. The iOS and Android operating system are the most popular on the market, and the report shows that Android has lost ground to Apple’s iOS, leaving Androids market share falling by four points on an annual basis to 56 percent.

When you look at the volume in USA Android still remains the number one platform, but looking further into the report the Android market share is at its peak for now as iOS gains ground. This results in Apple’s US market share hitting a rise of ten points from 23-percent to 33-percent (in Q2 2011 to Q2 2012 respective). BlackBerry by RIM has dropped 11 percent to 7 percent over the same year and this is understandable considering there has been no decent BlackBerry smartphone releases and the lack of its new BB10 operating system does not put them in favour.

Has Android reached its peak? Q2 2011 the United States smartphone operating system market share (% of Total) was at 60.6 percent, Q2 2012 is at 56.3 percent, Apple iOS was 23.2% and Q2 2012 is at 33.2%, Blackberry OS at 10.5% and now 6.5%.

Looking at the above figures surely the iPhone 5 is to further decline the Android smartphone market share, if we look at the news we reported yesterday that Apple is going to have a special event where they will be revealing the new iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 this will surely have an affect on the Android corner.

Apparently the iPhone 5 will be released on Friday, September 21st. If reports are correct customers may also see an Apple Mini iPad release too, time will tell. The iPhone 5 release in our eyes will be one of the best selling smartphones in history, we are not just saying this to be vindictive in any way, we are clearly pointing out that when Apple releases an iPhone sales and shipments goes through the roof. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is doing very well at the moment and we thought that the Android market share would have risen over the last year not dropped, hopefully this is not the case of Android reaching its peak this year as we love healthy competition.

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  • Daleos

    I didn’t check the timing but I wonder if this has anything to do with the import block Apple has been putting on certain Android phones?

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      no apple has not affected android that much when it comes to import banning, all the bans have been lifted for a while now 

  • Emdkiski

    Is the market share as reported here for the shipments in that quarter, or for the total installed base?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.bulmer1 Andy Bulmer

    I would love to see samsung win there case, but I doubt it when the Judge is an actual Apple fanboy, you’ve got no chance.

  • Limeberg_1929

    your figures are surely a sign of a apple fan,shame on yoy,Samsung will be the top regardless of the supporting judges,theres no doubt apple has its buyers,there probably stock holders and workers, compution is what we need,but keep your scores up to date,SAMSUNG IS MADE 65% IN THE USA apple only 12% hows them for figures.

  • Kaffeguy

    I guess thishas to do with the carriers and their outrageous pricing for LTE and data limits. I read somewhere that they have added the total Samsung G3 sales. Many Android fans are tired of OEM’s not sending timely updated of the OS. Some smartphones are still running 2.3 Gingerbread. They will not receive an upgrade. Android need to go the way of Apple and Microsoft. Not allowing OE Manufacterers to lay anything over their Android product, but let the OEM’s software be as a widget to the operating system. It is a shame because I am an Android person, but Apple and Microsoft may become my future OS on my smartphone due to OEM fragmentation.

  • Rich

    Or, to look at it another way….
    Android phones don’t need constantly updating
    Android phones are reliable
    Android phone owners are happpy with their wonderful purchase and don’t need to upgrade as soon as the next version is available….
    I’m not saying it’s true, but it’s another other way of looking at it.
    If you produce a truly great product, not just marketing hype, then you will often lose market share as people keep their old models.
    On the other hand, produce a poor product wit great hype and the technologicaly ignorant will believe the hype and buy, buy, buy. They will want the next version because their current one isn’t actually as good as they were led to believe. They’ll be happy with the next one though….

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