Smartphone Market Share


Who is winning the Smartphone market share? Well, Apple, Nokia and RIM (Research In Motion) has given up more ground to Google's Android. Apple share drop more quickly as Google OS (operating system) take over. Strangely, Windows SmartPhone has barely sold half of the two million handset shipped, according to new figures published.

Every Smartphone manufacturer wants his lion market share in the hyper competitive U.S. Smartphone market, as recent report shows, even though some Smartphone brokerages have cut their price targets for the BlackBerry maker on the fear it can no longer compete Android.

RIM has lost more Smartphone market share ground to Apple and Google as their stock dropped on last week Friday after Research in Motion said the company's slice of the U.S. market for high-end mobile cell phones has narrowed.

Smartphone sales are up, but Nokia and RIM are being badly hurt by the incursion of Google's Android devices. Nokia, a Finnish phone manufacturer Smartphone device is having a bad falls in market share worldwide, and even Research In Motion has seen a gigantic fall in its US sales - while the Google's Android mobile operating system is cruising past it's competitor in almost every developed country to become the dominant player everywhere.

New report from Kantar World Panel Comtech shows, Nokia's market share for Smartphone dropping from 10% to just over 1% in the US over the past six months. This means that Finnish phone manufacturer, Nokia managed to sold only about 160,000 top-end Smartphone devices in the United States of America (USA).

USA is the world's biggest Smartphone market and every phone manufacturers wants its Smartphone market share. Recently, Apple is also being rapidly overtaken by Android devices, even though the introduction of iPhone in the USA to the Verizon network provided uplift to sales, so that it actually increased its Smartphone market share there.

However, in other countries, notably the UK (United Kingdom), Germany, France and Japan, the iPhone saw double-digit falls in market share - which could mean that even if it is selling more phones, it is not growing the number as quickly as the market is expanding.



Meanwhile Microsoft's Windows Phone launch has made barely a dent, with the company's share of the market falling in every country as the last of its previous generation Windows Mobile phones are phased out.

The key underlying trend is that Google's Android is growing in every country. Windows Phone handsets have had virtually no impact on the market; until Nokia starts to produce versions of them, I don't think that we are going to see anything new, because there's no key reason why you could choose one over an iPhone or Android phone - those can already do everything you might want to do with a Windows Phone handset.