NPD: Android Grabs 52% of US Market Share for Phones Sold in Q2 2011, Motorola’s Failing Market Share Could Benefit from Acquisition


NPD released some new numbers for all of us to mull over today. And did you think the result would be any different from the dozens of reports from other research firms? They report that Android captured 52% of the US smartphone market share in Q2 2011, with Apple getting just 29%. RIM fell to 11% while Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile and webOS accounted for less than 5% each (and with HP dumping that last one, it won’t be long before it’s not even mentioned in these quarterly reports.

NPD also took this opportunity to point out that Motorola’s been declining year on year. It’s been a long time since the Motorola DROID started the revitalization of their smartphone brand and their shares are beginning to dip slightly, but surely. NPD says Motorola being closer to Google may help spur the innovation needed to get things going back in the right direction, though Google’s plans for Motorola besides scraping them for patents is still up in the air at this point.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I’m sure that Google’s plans for Motorola are mixed.

    They aren’t going to gut them. They don’t want to damage Android’s market share, so they are going to protect Motorola. They didn’t buy them to destroy them.

    On the other hand, they don’t want to piss off their OEM’s so they aren’t going to dominate with them and have them making every phone either.

    They’re going to have to carefully walk a middle ground or sell them off.

    1. Yea I doubt the other OEM even care I think everyone is making a way bigger deal out of this than it really is….

    2. They’ll probably just sell Motorola phones independent from the carriers. The gain is 2 fold, they don’t have to load their phones with bloatware and the other OEMs won’t be angry because unsubsidized phones don’t sell well. If that happened I would be incredibly happy.

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  3. Motorola mobility’s market share went up 53% last week and Google ‘s went down like 2% . Check out google finance free app

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