No, that was my point - the numbers I'm interested in haven't been released. I'd settle for which OEM has the largest consumer share of smartphones, but even for that I'd need to know what percent of Samsung/Moto/LGs handsets were smartphones
We do know that Apple, RIM and Palm only make smartphones, so we know their share of consumers are the same as platform share.
Apple - 26.6%
RIM - 24.7%
Palm - 2.4%
So there's 46.3% left to be divided up between Samsung/LG/Moto/HTC - we'll assume Symbian is at 0%.
If we ignore HTC & SE and assume that the other 3 have a roughly equal proportion of smartphones it would be
Samsung - 18.82%
LG - 16%
In which case Apple is now the number one maker of smartphones in the US market. But that's based on a lot of supposition, and if it's the case why hasn't it been shouted out at any point by Apple PR?
It gets even more pronounced if we try to look at current sales instead of share existing handsets. There we know that Apple is up at more like 31% (from the Nielsen numbers).
I don't understand where the 31% comes from.. If you take the nielsen's report claim of 1% market share increase (26%(Feb-Apr) to 27% (Mar-May)) for iPhone and compare it to 2% market share increase (36%-38% (same period)) for Android smartphones, I would say that Android sold more phones 'currently'.. Since the market share increase is compared over a similar time period, it is reasonable to say that the share increase reflects a similar trend in recent sales.
If you don't mind please show what process lead you to your estimate of 31%.