comScore: Apple remains smartphone king; Android reigns over OS market

comScore: Apple remains smartphone king; Android reigns over OS market

Summary: According to comScore, Apple's lead in the smartphone arena remains unchallenged.

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Research firm comScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry with a market share of 39.2 percent. 

Based on data gathered through the company's MobiLens service -- which harvests user information based on subscribers 13 years and older -- comScore says that in the three month period ending April 2013, Apple and South Korean rival Samsung were the only manufacturers which enjoyed a positive increase in market share values. 

Tech giant Apple managed to snag 39.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, a positive point change of 1.4 percent. Samsung ranked second with a 22 percent market share, up 0.6 percentage points.

Taiwanese electronics maker HTC followed with 8.9 percent, Motorola with 8.3 percent and LG with 6.7 percent. HTC, Motorola and LG all experienced a market share decline ranging from 0.8 to 0.3 percent over the three-month period. 

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When it comes down to the operating system marketshare, Android still reigns supreme. On the smartphone global platform, Google's Android secured 52 percent of the market. However, the operating system is estimated to have experienced a slight drop -- 0.3 percent -- in subscribers, whereas Apple has enjoyed a 1.4 percentage point increase, taking 39.2 percent of the smartphone platform share. 

BlackBerry ranked third with a share of 5.1 percent, followed by Microsoft -- 3 percent -- and Symbian with 0.5 percent.

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comScore analysts estimate that the total number of smartphone subscribers in the United States has reached 138.5 million. 

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  • Looks like

    Looks like Microsoft is stealing Android share
    jaypeg
    • Seriously?

      Did you read the article (and specifically the US-market share-by-platform table at the bottom)? Microsoft's share is tiny, and decreased in the Jan-Apr period.

      Or were you being ironic? Sometimes I miss the irony...
      pdq
    • Your typical fanboy .... who has no intelligence

      MS lost market share, but somehow this idiot thinks that they are "stealing" from others.
      wackoae
  • Apple sells close to 60% of all smartphones in USA, so its share will grow

    Worldwide, though, Apple will need "inexpensive" iPhone that Philip Schiller talked about this spring.
    DDERSSS
    • No.

      It sold 39.2%. Kudos for reading the article.
      ikissfutebol
  • I found it kind of funny

    about this line:
    "Based on data gathered through the company's MobiLens service -- which harvests user information based on subscribers 13 years and older"

    Doesn't that mean more Apple's user information are being harvest than the rest of the users?
    Samic
  • Not real numbers

    This is made up the actual sales reported by all four major US cell carries places the iPhone at much closer to or above 50% of sales for the past year!
    kpbpsw