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Jul
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Latest data from Nielsen indicates that Google's Android's OS claims the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market with a total of 39%. However, this market share is split between HTC (14%), Motorola (11%), Samsung (8%) and other Android hardware manufacturers (6%).

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In contrast, Apple's iOS now commands 28% of the market which is well short of Android's 39%, but what is interesting is that because Apple is the only manufacturer making iOS devices it is the leading smartphone manufacturer in the U.S.

Meanwhile RIM's BlackBerry OS holds 20%, Windows Phone has 9%, and HP's WebOS and Nokia's Symbian are languishing at the bottom of the heap with 2%.

Although Android's OS market share has only grown by a measly 2% since April, it is prudent to keep in mind that WebOS and Symbian's market share is only 2% each. Additionally, HTC's combined market share (that is, Android OS + Windows Phone) is actually 20%, which is the same as RIM's. It must be particularly good news for the Taiwanese manufacturer to be tied for second place in terms of manufacturer market share.

Source: NielsenWire

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • Burritoman

    Isn't Foxconn in China?

    • Jon Garrett

      "Isn't Foxconn in China?"

      +1

  • sergiu

    comparing hardware with software ... ?

    • Burritoman

      I understand your point, but I quote: "because Apple is the only manufacturer making iOS devices it is the leading smartphone manufacturer in the U.S."
      He is talking here about the manufacturing of the devices.

  • Vince

    Who cares? I don't work for either company nor own shares in any of them.