Latest comScore report shows Apple as top phone maker in the United States

ComScore has released data for smartphone industry market share in the United States for April 2014. According to the data, Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer with command of 41.4 percent of the market share while Google leads the platform market with its Android OS with 52.5 percent of the market. As to the most used smartphone app? Facebook ranks at the top.

Platform data shows that Android and Windows Phone were the only OSes with growth from the past quarter with the former gaining 0.8 percent and Microsoft gaining 0.1 percent arriving at a 3.3 percent market share. Apple's 41.4 percent platform share was down 0,2 percent while BlackBerry's 2.5 percent share was down 0.6 percent from the beginning of the year. Symbian was constant at 0.2 percent share.

As to top smartphone OEMs, Samsung was the only one that grew. Gaining a whole percentage point since the beginning of the year, Samsung now owns 27.7 percent of the smartphone market, which is second to Apple's 41.4 percent. LG, Motorola, and HTC are in similar positions with between 5 and 6 percent of the market.

In terms of apps, Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Google Search, Pandora, Gmail, Google Maps, and Instagram are among the top used apps.

Source: comScore

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"Apple as top phone maker in U.S."

Isn't this a misnomer? I mean, Apple is the ONLY phone maker in the U.S. that doesn't actually make phones in the U.S.

Says it right on the back: "Designed in California. Made in China."

Until the sell is final, Motorola is an American phone maker, with phones assembled in the U.S.

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Read my statement again. I said "Apple is the ONLY phone maker in the U.S. that doesn't actually make phones in the U.S." Moto makes phones in the U.S. so this doesn't apply.

The point being is that it's a misnomer because Apple doesn't make phones in the U.S.

Oh gosh, I miss read your comment. So sorry!! Also in reference to your other comment, you should not go throwing out names like "Apple tards", for me and I'm sure many others on here, it invalidates any points you make. And just for the record I have both Android and iOS devices'.

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God you Apple tards are stupid.

What part of Apple doesn't make phones in the US do you not understand?

Here, I'll spell it out for you. Follow closely....

"Apple top phone maker in the U.S." - Apple DOESN"T MAKE PHONES IN THE U.S.!

So if you want to get technical, since Moto designs and manufacturers phones currently in the U.S., Moto is the top U.S. phone maker.

So my honda was made in alabama does that make honda a usa auto maker or are they still a Japanese auto maker stupid

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It reads 'top phone maker'. Apple as a phone maker is the leader here at home. Irrespective where their product is made or assemble. Given the international base of phone parts etc Moto themselves technically assemble they phones in the USA if we really want to split hairs. IMO.

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Are we really arguing about the term "maker" here?

It has to do with where the corporations are based... not where their factories happen to be.

Honda is a Japanese company... even if they build cars in the US, China, Pakistan, Canada, UK, Belgium, Indonesia, etc.

Would you say Apple is a Brazilian company because they assemble iPads in Brazil?