Samsung is now the top retailer of Google Android-based smartphones in the U.S. market, according to Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. While Nokia is rated at the company that makes the most cell phones in the world, and is the biggest supplier of all types of cell phones, the break out of the new mobile phone platforms like Google Android has changed the way companies do business
Gartner went on to state that Samsung has been the top company for providing Android based smartphones to customers for the third quarter of this year. Samsung gained 32.1 percent of the U.S. market in the popular smartphones, which was 9.2 percent more than in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Samsung officials say a lot of this success is due to the company’s Galaxy S offering of quality smartphones. Just recently, this market went over three million in the number of phones shipped out in the United States.
The Samsung Galaxy S has many excellent features, including a four inch sports Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird application processor, and shortly expects to offer the Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system along with many more new quality features.
A study done by ComScore, another market tracking company, there were more than 60 million U.S. residents who have smartphones as of the end of October 2010. These numbers were 14 percent higher than the phones documented as owned by U.S. residents during the previous three month timeframe. This means that one out of every four people who owned a mobile device, has a smartphone.
The largest marketer of the mobile smartphone platform is RIM, which has a 35.8% share of the U.S users. Next in line is Apple, which has a 24.6 percent share, which is a jump for them of 0.8 percentage points.
Google Android also had another 30 days of excellent growth and rose 6.5 percentage points to give itself 23.5 percent of the smartphone subscriber market. Microsoft came in next with 9.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone users, and Palm trailed the others with only a 3.9 percent capture of the market.
Despite the fact that it lost some shares to Android, the majority of smartphone platforms are still gaining users as that market keeps growing overall.