Comscore numbers

Comscore has released their numbers for the period ending May 2011, and it's no surprise that Samsung and Android still lead the pack.  According to Comscore, smartphone adoption in the US has climbed by 11 percent to reach 76.8 million users, with 38.1 percent of those being Android smartphones -- up 5.1 percent from the last study.  Apple comes in second with 26.6 percent (a 1.4 percent increase) and RIM. Microsoft and Palm round out the bottom -- all showing a decline in adoption.

On the hardware front, Samsung is once again the OEM selling the most mobile devices in the US with a 24.8 percent market share.  The numbers across the board here are pretty flat, telling us that the 11 percent increase in smartphone adoption isn't favoring any one manufacturer over any other. 

While all this is interesting, don't let numbers get in the way when you find it's time for a new phone.  None of these platforms or manufacturers is going away any time soon, and this type of tight competition makes things better for you and I, driving innovation and value. 

Source: Comscore