The structure of the Smartphone industry has taken some dramatic turnarounds during the last few years. The ‘revolution’ was started by Apple; then Samsung became part of the Smartphone industry and performed brilliantly well. Both companies had their ups and downs, but it has been recently learnt that both the companies, together, are dominating the Smartphone market.
The majority of the market share is controlled by Samsung and Apple and the other popularly known companies such as HTC, Motorola and LG are also in the run. Although these three companies have faced a negative change in the market share in the last three months but still it is expected that they might be able to compete successfully in the Smartphone industry.
The research was conducted by com Score one of US’s major research company and all the stats were recorded and disclosed by the company. The company recorded that there were about 156.7 million users of Smartphones. This accounts for about 58% percent of the total number of mobile users in the US.
During the last three months, Apple had a positive growth in their market share (by about 2.7 points) while Samsung also experienced a positive growth of about 0.7 points. The respective market shares of Apple and Samsung stand at 39 and 21.7 percent.
On the other hand, as far as the Operating Systems are concerned, Android, asusual, has continued to take the top position. The other players in the top 5 mark are Blackberry with 5.2 percent, Windows phone with 3 percent and Symbian with 0.5 percent.
The important thing to notice however is that many new phones have been launched during this and the last month. Blackberry has launched two devices, the Z10 and the Q10.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S4 and HTC has launched a new phone known as the HTC One. Surely, these new launched phones will have an impact on these stats. But we will have to wait and see how much they influence them.