With the release of two recent and conflicting surveys, the competition between Android and iOS continues. One recent study from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech indicated that Android sales have declined, contributing to iOS taking the lead among smartphone platforms that were sold in the three-month period from August to October.
The Kantar survey found that iOS has 48.1 percent of the U.S. smartphone market share, which is 25.7 percent higher than the same period from 2011. Apple's rise in sales happened concurrently with Android's 16.6 percent decline in sales.
This survey comes at the heels of another recent report from comScore MobiLens, which indicated that Android is at the top of the market with 53.6 percent of the market share. PCWorld detailed that the major difference between these two surveys is that Kantar's includes October while comScore's does not.
“The month of October is relevant to this study because this is when iPhone 5 sales took off after a late September launch,” David Ionescu for PCWorld wrote. “Kantar attributes Apple's double-digit rise in share specifically to the iPhone 5.”
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