There were more than 116.5 million people in America in August 2012 who used smartphones for communication, chatting, taking photos, sending text message and accessing websites, as per data provided by comScore. According to the research firm, compared the growth of smartphone users from May 2012 to August 2012, this was an increase of 6%.
Google Android mobile operating system is still in control in smartphone market in August 2012. There are several phone makers that have utilized Android to sell their products including Samsung, Sony, HTC, and others. Android captured 52.6% market share in August, compared to 50.9% market share in May 2012, or an increase of 1.7%. Android’s latest OS is called Jelly Bean (version 4.1) and continued to attract new phone subscribers worldwide.
In term of smartphone market share, Apple iOS remained steady and captured the second spot. iOS captured 34.3% market share in August, compared with 31.9% market share in May 2012, or an increase of 2.4%. With the launch of iOS version 6.0 and the new iPhone 5 during the third week of September 2012, iOS is trying gain more smartphone subscribers in America and around the world.
RIM BlackBerry operating system market share continued to drop in America, while it remained strong in other parts of the world such as in Indonesia, India, and Middle East nations. BlackBerry took 8.3% market share in August, compared with 11.4% market share in May 2012, or a drop of 3.1%.
The software giant Microsoft’s mobile operating system known as Windows Phone continued to be slowed to gain any attractions in the smartphone arena. Windows Phone managed to capture 3.6% market share in August, compared with 4.0 percent market share in May 2012, this was a drop of 0.4%.
(Images: left, Google Android Jelly Bean; right, Apple iOS 6)