New comScore data shows Apple as number one smartphone maker in US
comScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows that the leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, with 41.9 percent of subscribers in May, up from 41.2 percent in February,
Samsung is the second biggest smartphone maker with 27.8 percent, up from 27.0 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.5 percent, followed by Motorola at 6.3 percent and HTC at 5.1 percent.
Android remains on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 52.1 percent share but it didn't show any growth or loss in its share between February and May. iOS, while still the number two smartphone OS, saw its market share rise from 41.3 percent to 41.9 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone was third, and its share remained the same at 3.4 percent. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.9 to 2.3 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent
169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in May, up by four percent compared to February, according to comScore. Facebook, Google Play, YouTube, 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 May.