A quick update to the Comscore smartphone
marketshare report from December. The first quarter results were just published yesterday.
another tad, pulling just 1.5%
-Microsoft: Surprising to me
another 1% and now just 4.4% of smartphones
-RIM: No surprise here, down
another 2% to 15.2%
-Apple: The 4S is an obvious success contributing to a 1.4% increase
and 29.5 share
-Android: A bit of a surprise here IMO. They still did half again over Apple's increase with a 2.3% improvement to increase
it's share to 48.6% of the current market in smartphones. Personally I felt Apple's 4S would push Android's increase even lower. There wasn't much in the way of high profile Android launches the past couple of months. That will probably change over the next 90 days with new quad-core's and feature roll-outs anticipated.
As far as individual performers, "ComScore also found that Samsung was the No. 1 smartphone maker,
showing 25 percent. That was followed by 19.7 percent for LG; 13.2 percent for Motorola; 12.8 percent for Apple; and 6.6 percent for RIM."
Congrats to Apple in this last category as they were the only major
smartphone provider (about 23% of the market is unaccounted for) to show an increase for the last quarter.