comScore has released their stats for the last quarter of 2012 surrounding the mobile phone market in the United States. It shows the top smartphone platforms and the top smartphone subscribers.
Apple has managed to get a 36.3% share in Q4 2012 (they had 34.4% in Q3 2012), while Samsung got 21% of the market (coming second), HTC had 10.2%, Motorola had 9.1% and LG had 7.1% of the market. Apple sold the most smartphones, but the other four companies listed all primarily sell phones running Android, and so Android got 53.4% of the market, iOS had 36.3%, Blackberry had 6.4%, Microsoft had 2.9% and Symbian had 0.6%.
Another report was tracking worldwide PC shipments in the last quarter (including iPads) and found that Apple still held the lead and had over 20% of the market, shipping 27 million units. However only 4 million of those were Macs, 23 million were the iPad. Is it right to call tablets the same as ‘proper’ computers? Most people buying an iPad also own an computer, although it will probably put them off buying another one for a while.