BII CHART OF THE DAY: Android Market Share Flattens In The U.S.

After an amazing two-year run, it looks like Android’s U.S. market share is beginning to flatten out, according to comScore’s April smartphone market share numbers. Android’s share dipped slightly from previous month, and has been losing momentum throughout 2012. Apple, meanwhile, has been the big winner so far this year.

As we argued in our special report on the platform wars, Apple has a developer network effect that gives them the edge in the mobile market share race. Consumers are ultimately drawn to phones with the most and best apps. Developers, in turn, follow the money, and currently make four times as much money on iOS.

Our special report on the mobile platform wars →

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comScore monthly mobile market share

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