Latest comScore numbers show jump in iPhone use in the US
The research firm comScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for June 2014. The new info shows that the leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, claiming 42.1 percent of all US smartphone owners in June for its iPhone, up compared to 41.4 percent in March.
Samsung is the second biggest smartphone maker with 28.6 percent, up from 27.0 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.4 percent, followed by Motorola at 5.9 percent and HTC at 4.9 percent.
Android remains on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 51.9 percent share in June, but that's actually down from 52.2 percent in March. iOS is the number two smartphone OS, but its market share went up from 41.4 percent to 42.1 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone was third, and its share went up from 3.3 to 3.4 percent. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.7 to 2.4 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent
173 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in June, up by four percent compared to March, according to comScore. Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Google Search, Pandora Radio, Google Maps, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks and Facebook Messenger were the top 10 smartphone apps used by U.S. residents in June