The NPD Group has published the results of sales of smartphones in the first quarter of 2012 in the USA. The study determined that the leading manufacturer is once again Apple. Its market share has actually increased by 7% over the same period last year, rising to 29%. Samsung, which recently became the first manufacturer in the world of smartphones and cell phones classic, recorded in a Sates 140% reaching a share of 24%.
At the expense of the competitors, who see LG, HTC, Motorola and RIM in free fall, with a huge loss of market share and sales numbers.
The spokesman and analyst at NPD, Rossin Rubin says: “Samsung is now the leader in worldwide sales, will soon be the first manufacturer in the United States.” The data confirm that the best-selling operating system Android is Google, which has a huge increase from the year you precede, bridging the gap with the Apple system. Android systems grew 24% to 61% of the market. As for Apple models, we see a huge drop in percentage from 41% to 29%. Despite the loss of market share Apple devices iPhone 4S, iPhone, iPhone 3G and 4, are the three top sellers, followed by Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC EVO 3D.
A catastrophe instead Nokia is incorporated in the anonymous “other”, not to be better for Microsoft, which sees its Windows Phone 7 in last place with a paltry 2%, preceded by BlackBerry at 5%, 29% of iPhone OS and Android to 61%.