Menu
iPhone, Samsung smartphone use by U.S. consumers jumps

iPhone, Samsung smartphone use by U.S. consumers jumps

Survey finds that more than half U.S. smartphone users now have a streaming music app, causing a big jump in monthly data usage

Apple's iPhone was used by 42% of all U.S. smartphone owners in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from 35% a year earlier, according to an NPD Group survey.

By comparison, 26% of U.S. smartphone owners had Samsung Android phones in the fourth quarter, up from 22% a year earlier, according to the recent NPD survey of 4,500 adult smartphone users.

Globally, Android phones by all makers held a 78% share of the market in all of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics, which noted that Samsung phones accounted for about 40% of the global Android total. Apple's iPhone had a 16% share of the worldwide smartphone market, Strategy Analytics said.

For all of 2013, iPhone sales stood at 158 million worldwide, compared to sales of 783 million Android phones, Strategy Analysts said.

NPD also said that adults in its survey reported using fewer smartphones from HTC, Motorola and BlackBerry in the fourth quarter than they did a year earlier. NPD didn't disclose the numbers. Data usage per month per user surveyed increased from 5.5 GB per month in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 6.6 GB per month in the same period last year, NPD Group found. The biggest driver of the increase was increased use of streaming music services like iHeart Radio and Pandora, NPD Group said. A related survey of 5,000 U.S. adults from Connected Intelligence found that 52% of U.S. smartphone owners now use an app to stream music. Pandora is the most popular music site, followed by iHeart Radio, Spotify, TuneIn Radio and Slacker Radio, the survey found.

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen, or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed . His email address is mhamblen@computerworld.com.

mhamblen@computerworld.com.

> >

Read more about mobile/wireless in Computerworld's Mobile/Wireless Topic Center.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MotorolaMobile/WirelessStrategy AnalyticsNetworkingPandorawirelessAndroidmobileBlackberryAppleNPD Groupconsumer electronicshtcsmartphonesintel

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments