The American Phone Market Share – Breakdown

The American Phone Market Share – Breakdown

From the Blackberry to Google’s recent Android OS, most phone manufacturers worth their salt have begun producing some form of smart phones; and considering everything smart phones offer this is hardly surprising. In this article we’re going to let you in on whom OS manufacturers are making phones for and what those among the general public are using.

So what we have here is a breakdown of what kind of market share current OS (Operating Systems) are working with, and who is manufacturing phones for any specific OS in America from November 2010 till January 2011. It’s split up by Mobile Operating Systems (OS) at the bottom, and the ‘pretty colored boxes’ show Phone Manufacturers. The percentages show just how much of the Mobile OS markets the manufacturers own. For instance, Google’s Android OS owns 29% of the American Market Share. Of that 29%, HTC owns the largest slice of the of Android market at 12%, followed closely by Motorola with 10%.

If you look to Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile, you’ll notice that Microsoft owns 10% of the American Market Share, and that HTC owns 7% of that share, showing clearly, that HTC is quite a dominant force in America.

Of course, the biggest Market Share’s belongs to Android, which has recently overtaken both Apple (iPhone) and RIM (BlackBerry).

Here we’re taking a look at the popularity of each Mobile OS by age groups. What you’ll notice is that those within the ages of 18-24 prefer Android, while those between the ages of 45 to 54 prefer BlackBerry’s. Apart from that, there doesn’t seem to be much else to differentiate between the ages.

Source: Nielsen


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