Android OS Tops The Mobile And Smartphone Market

Posted By: Poketors - 11:35 PM


& Comment

There are a lot of mobile phones available all around world and the popularity is increasing day by day. Here are the summary of the Mobile OS and Mobile phones/Gadgets around the world.

No. 1 : Google’s Android Mobile Operating System tops with 46.9 percent market share. It basically came up 3.1 percentage points of market share from the prior three-month period till November.

No. 2 : Apple as usual maintained its No. 2 position. A growth of 1.4 percentage points to 28.7 percent of the smartphone market.

No. 3 : BlackBerry ranked third, with 16.6 percent share.

No. 4 :  Microsoft (5.2 percent) and

No. 5 : Symbian (1.5 percent).

It also revealed that 91.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in November, up 8 percent from the preceding three-month period, and 234 million Americans aged 13 and older used mobile devices respectively.

In case of device manufacturer of mobiles, gadgets, smartphones :

No. 1 : Samsung ranked as the top OEM, with 25.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.3 percentage points)

No. 2 : LG, with 20.5 percent share.

No. 3 : Motorola, with 13.7 percent share.

No. 4 : Apple strengthened its position in fourth place, with 11.2 percent share of total mobile subscribers (up 1.4 percentage points), while RIM rounded out the top five, with 6.5 percent share.

In the month of November, 72.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile devices, up 2.1 percentage points, the study found. Downloaded applications were used by 44.9 percent of subscribers (up 3.3 percentage points), while browsers were used by 44.4 percent (up 2.3 percentage points). Accessing of social-networking sites like Facebook or Twitter or blogs increased 2.1 percentage points to 33 percent of mobile subscribers. Playing mobile games was done by 29.7 percent of the mobile audience (up 1.2 percentage points), while 21.7 percent listened to music on their phones (up 1.0 percentage points).

This survey and the study revealed about the key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending November 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.6 percent market share.

Smartphones, gadgets, mobile users are just adding to the steady growth of social-networking sites, a recent  study revealed the popularity and usage of social-networking sites, which says :

No. 1 : Facebook remains the undisputed leader in the U.S. social-networking market, with 166 million unique visitors in November. The average user spent 6.6 hours per person engaged on the site during the month, an increase of 37 percent in the past year.

No. 2 : Micro blogging site Twitter and LinkedIn have been in use over the past several months with huge number of social network users.

No. 3 : In the month of November, Twitter got the second position, with 35.4 million unique visitors, just slightly ahead of LinkedIn which is now at No. 3, with 35 million.

No. 4 : Myspace with 25 million visitors, but the report notes it has seen a steady decline in audience over the past two years.

Source : eweek & images credit : Google

Copyright © 2016. Poketors - Technology BlogThe content of this website is copyrighted and may not be reproduced on other websites. | Email us at :