As it usually does, comScore has just released its most recent “Top Mobile OEMs” list. Samsung is still number one, growing my 0.7%, while Apple jumped LG to move into second place with an increase of 1.5%. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th place each lost market share, with LG losing the most at -0.8%. This gain in market share is most likely a direct result of the iPhone 5’s release a few months ago. These numbers aren’t a surprise, as Android manufacturers (not including Samsung) have continued to struggle.
When it comes to ranking them by operating system, however, Apple is not gaining as quickly on Android as it’d like. Google’s mobile OS jumped 1.4% while Apple’s only went up 0.9%. RIM, who still manages to hold on to 3rd, dropped -1.7%. I almost find it comical how RIM can drop so much but still be ahead of Microsoft, who, even with the releases of Windows Phone 7 and the more recent Windows Phone 8 recently, continues to see lower market share.
What do you think? Interested in how only Samsung can move up with Android? Wondering why Apple isn’t growing as fast? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.