It's increasingly a two-platform race -- at least for now
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FORTUNE -- ComScore released dozens of useful slides in its Mobile Future in Focus "webinar" Wednesday. The one above shows that not once since the iPhone was introduced in 2007 has Apple's (AAPL) platform had the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2013 5:57 PM ET
Sales of Apple's iPhone have moved further ahead of Samsung's offerings
FORTUNE -- Two new pieces of data for Wall Street to ignore as Apple's (AAPL) share price continues to fall:
According to a press release issued Wednesday by ComScore, Apple's iPhone moved ahead of Samsung and gained ground on Google's (GOOG) Android in the U.S. market during the three month period that ended in January.
Android is still the top smartphone platform with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 6, 2013 2:01 PM ET
Apple's iOS and Google's Android now control 90% of the global smartphone market
FORTUNE: Hard on the heels of Gartner's Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales report Wednesday, IDC and comScore both released colorful bar graphs Thursday representing their view of the current state of the smartphone wars -- the world war (top) from IDC, and U.S. war (bottom) from comScore.
A few observations:
The extent to which the smartphone wars have become a two-man MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2013 2:50 PM ET
New subscriptions for Android phones have been falling in the U.S. for four months
FORTUNE -- Drilling down into data released Friday by comScore, Asymco's Horace Dediu spots two interesting trends:
The rate at which mobile phone owners are switching from feature phones to smartphones in the U.S. has fallen off dramatically, to 300,000 per week in the three-month period ending in April from 1.5 million per week in the November survey.
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* According to a new report from comScore, Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire now accounts for nearly 54% of all Android tablets in the U.S. Also: Amazon blew away estimates with its latest quarterly earnings: $13.2 billion in revenues and $130 million in net income. (Electronista and CNNMoney)
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The latest comScore data suggest that half of iPhone buyers are repeat customers
Here's a lesson from Asymco's Horace Dediu in how to add color and value to raw data.
First he did what comScore should have done when it released its February U.S. mobile phone market report: He graphed the data, showing not only comScore's latest numbers, but the trend lines dating back two years. (See chart at right.)
Then he correlated MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2012 11:17 AM ET
Unless something changes fast, they're all going to be Androids and iPhones
ComScore issued its January snapshot of the U.S. mobile phone market Tuesday -- with accompanying pie chart here -- but if you want to understand what the numbers mean you should check out Horace Dediu's Wednesday morning report on Asymco.com.
Dediu seems to be the only analyst who tracks these monthly reports over time. Graphing two years of comScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2012 8:26 AM ET
Google's U.S. market share continues to grow against Apple, but at a much slower pace
"In case you needed more proof that Android is walloping iOS," writes Steve Kovach in Thursday's Business Insider, "ComScore's three-month report on mobile subscribers (ending in November) is out."
He points out, as others have, that Apple's (AAPL) smartphone market share grew a bit, from 27.3% to 28.7% over the past three months. But, he writes, "Google's Android platform is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 30, 2011 6:42 AM ET
As a companion piece to the comScore report Monday that Americans have spent a record $18.7 billion online so far this holiday season -- up 15% from last year -- consider this chart from Compuware APM showing the relative contributions of the two leading platforms for what it calls "couch commerce": Apple's (AAPL) iPad and iPhone.
Together, according to an earlier IBM study, the two devices accounted for 10.2% of Black Friday's online MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 5, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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* Nintendo pulled the wraps off its highly-anticipated new home videogame console, the Wii U. During the press event, the company emphasized the actual gaming experience over hardware specifications, though it was pretty quickly established that games would be in high-definition, a first for the company's home consoles. The MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 8, 2011 10:19 AM ET
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