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comScore late last week released the results of its latest monthly survey of U.S. mobile phone users, revealing that Apple's new CDMA iPhone released on Verizon that month ranked as the best-selling phone during the month. That performance helped boost Apple's share of the mobile phone market in the U.S. to 7.5% for the three-month period ending in February, up from 6.6% in the prior period.

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When looking only at smartphones and the operating systems running them, Android's usage continued to soar during the period, up 7 percentage points to move past Research in Motion to claim the top spot in overall usage in the U.S. (not new purchases) with 33% of the market. RIM slipped to 28.9%, while Apple nudged up slightly to 25.2% as Microsoft and Palm continued to drop.

That result seems to mirror other recent surveys that show Apple essentially maintaining its relative share in the rapidly growing smartphone market while Android surges at the expense of Research in Motion and smaller players.

Article Link: Verizon iPhone Leads U.S. Mobile Phone Sales in February as Android Surge Continues
 

vnowarita

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Not a big surprise here:confused:
I am more excited to see the numbers between ATT and Verizon when iPhone 5 launches this summer. I think there may be more VZW folks holding out for 5 that didn't jump ship on 4
 
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BrotherCrack

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While many will disagree with my point of view, I think this is just more evidence that Apple and Google with be the 2 major players duking it out. The one that should really worry here is not Apple but RIM. On the bright side, this will just force both iOS and Android to get better and better as they compete with each other. Both platforms have come a long way I can't way for the next smackdown! Now on with the endless forum wars! Let's the the usual blood I have come to know and love in Macrumors! :D
 
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antoniogaud

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Meh

When android phones are literally being given away, what is the surprise with the 'surge'? One system is popular because people want it, but the other will eventually surpass it because its an open system on many different phone platforms that are often included for "free".
 
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P-Worm

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Showing how Android is surging ahead is meant to show which OS is winning, but often (as is the case with this report, I believe) they are only looking at phone sales. Because iOS runs on iPads and iPods, Apple's share is higher. I wish we could get more concrete evidence on this.

P-Worm
 
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Popeye206

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Shows that RIM and Microsoft have their work cut out for them. Google and Apple is killing them.

The adoption of Android is no big surprise either... lots of free or low cost phones and access to every carrier.

Now... here comes one member that we all know that I'm sure will be sure to tell us all how Android is slaughtering Apple.... know who I mean? :p
 
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gatearray

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I am a developer and I see nothing but iOS sales ...

See this blog post with stats.

http://bit.ly/i1p1rC

Exactly. I love how this report has everything broken down by manufacturer and OS, yet when they show their chart of typical usage (texting, downloading apps, web) they lump all devices in together as one!

Oh, really? Android users download apps at the same rate as iOS users do? I don't think so, but for them to reveal this fact would go against their mission, which was to show Apple stagnant and Android surging.

I saw some stats right here on MR several months back that showed the majority of Andorid users don't even surf the web on their devices, and Android has only about 20% of the web presence that iOS had, and at that time the "marketshare" was just about at parity.
 
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Popeye206

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When android phones are literally being given away, what is the surprise with the 'surge'? One system is popular because people want it, but the other will eventually surpass it because its an open system on many different phone platforms that are often included for "free".

Yeah... but they are giving away Windows phones and they are still loosing ground.

One thing to keep in mind, this is a very fluid market. People update or swap out phones every two years or so. So market share is always going to change and be fluid.
 
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Popeye206

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Apple will soon be #1!

They already are in individual unit sales. But they will never be #1 in overall unit sales. Samsung, LG and others make too many different models and Apple can only make so many iPhones. They will always be #2 or #3 in overall sales unless they made drastic changes and given they are #1 in profit, I don't think they will. I think they are happy right where they are.
 
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0815

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here and there but not over there
And I already started to miss the Verizon iPhone rumors ... good that this profess all the "Verizon iPhone is fail" sayers wrong, now we just have to wait for the numbers when they get a 'new' iPhone instead of a 'soon to be replaced' phone.
 
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WiiDSmoker

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When android phones are literally being given away, what is the surprise with the 'surge'? One system is popular because people want it, but the other will eventually surpass it because its an open system on many different phone platforms that are often included for "free".

Stop being a fool. In many cases you can get an iPhone for free or even $49.
 
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srathi

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When android phones are literally being given away, what is the surprise with the 'surge'? One system is popular because people want it, but the other will eventually surpass it because its an open system on many different phone platforms that are often included for "free".

This argument is getting old. The iPhone 3GS is available for $50.
 
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srathi

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Exactly. I love how this report has everything broken down by manufacturer and OS, yet when they show their chart of typical usage (texting, downloading apps, web) they lump all devices in together as one!

Oh, really? Android users download apps at the same rate as iOS users do? I don't think so, but for them to reveal this fact would go against their mission, which was to show Apple stagnant and Android surging.

I saw some stats right here on MR several months back that showed the majority of Andorid users don't even surf the web on their devices, and Android has only about 20% of the web presence that iOS had, and at that time the "marketshare" was just about at parity.

You are totally misinformed or you are a blind iFanboy. As per a story on Appleinsider today, Android web share is actually higher than that of iPhone.
 
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DynaFXD

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/me is hoping Nokia and MS can get their &$?t together and come up with an alternative to Apple. Not that I would switch, but if I had to I'd rather go to another monolithic system than the fragmented mess that is the Android landscape
 
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This argument is getting old. The iPhone 3GS is available for $50.

Right on...now, adoption certainly is being pushed by low priced models (as well as expensive ones). I gave my wife my iP4 32GB, and got a new line on ATT...got a BB Torch, cause at 50.00 the only competition was a 3GS. Point being, Android has alot of HW options to spread it's OS...with Apple, youve got 3.
 
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