A new report from comScore has a little bit of surprise from one company, and not so much of a surprise from another. Android, for the first time, dropped in market share, a whole 1.3%, which is a comparatively large number. On the other end, Apple (or iOS) rose in market share by 3.5%, taking it from its previous 34.3% to 37.8%. 9to5Mac points out though that these numbers might actually not be accurate, as 3 of the major US carriers have released numbers showing that 66-85% of the activations on each’s network is solely iPhones. None of the other platforms saw grow either, with BlackBerry seeing the biggest loss at 1.9%.
When it came to manufacturers, Apple also grew the most, however this time 2 others also saw growth. Samsung saw more growth, only gaining 1.9% though while Apple again took a 3.5% step forward. LG saw growth, however minor at 0.3% most likely caused by the Nexus 4 device that it built with Google. HTC continues to see losses, but is hoping to see that turn around with its recently announced HTC One. The Google-owned Motorola also saw losses, the most of the group.
What do you think? Do these numbers surprise you? Think they are inaccurate? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.