comScore Data Points to Record iOS, Android Dominance in Mobile

On Monday, comScore gave the mobile community an update on the biggest players in the smartphone space. Not surprisingly, the two titans of all things mobile – iOS and Android – continue to be the lone superpowers of smartphones. But the latest comScore report underscores this growing dominance to an unprecedented degree.

During the three-month average period ending October 2012, comScore found that Android continued to lead all smartphone platforms with a solid 53.6 percent share of smartphone subscribers. Apple is holding steady at 34.3 percent.

In other words, by the fall of 2012, iOS and Android controlled 87.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. Rounding out the top five, RIM placed third with 7.8 percent share, while Microsoft retained 3.2 percent. Symbian was all but a blip on the radar with 0.6 percent.

All told, some 121.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones at the end of October, which is up 6 percent from July.

To learn more about the findings of the new report from comScore, click here.