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Apple rules among OEMs, but Android takes OS crown: comScore

According to recent data, of the 174 million smartphones owned in the US in the month of September, nearly 42 percent of them were Apple iPhones.

Of the 174 million smartphones owned in the US in the month of September, nearly 42 percent of them were Apple iPhones.

That’s according to the latest data from comScore and its MobiLens report, which suggests that Apple handily topped its OEM competitors to win the largest amount of market share.

Samsung came in second with a 29 percent market share, while LG trailed significantly behind at 6.9 percent. The top five was rounded out by Motorola and HTC, which held 5.4 and 4.4 percent market shares, respectively.

But Apple didn’t earn a total sweep. When it came to smartphone platform market share, as in the ruling OS, Android earned the top spot with 52.1 percent. Apple trailed with 41.7 percent, with Microsoft coming in at a distant third with 3.6 percent. BlackBerry managed to eek out a fourth place spot with 2.3 percent, followed by Symbian with 0.2 percent to round out the top five.

The report also ranked the top smartphone apps, and in a revelation that will surprise no one, Facebook earned the top spot with its 72 percent hold of the app audience. YouTube followed with 51.5 percent, and Google Play came in just behind that with 51.1 percent. Plain old Google Search rounded out the top five with 47.3 percent.

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Via comScore