Apple reportedly once again top US smartphone vendor, increases lead over Samsung
Apple was the top smartphone vender in the United States between December and February according to the latest comScore report. Apple captured 38.9% of a smartphone market of 133.7 million people, up 3.9% from the last measurement period. Samsung grew from 20.3% to 21.3%, with HTC, Motorola, and LG experiencing drop-offs.
Overall operating system market share in the U.S. still shows that Google’s Android is still dominant. However, Android’s market share dropped from 53.7% to 51.7%. Blackberry also fell from 7.3% to 5.4%. Both of these drops fed Apple’s growth. Microsoft had a very slight increase from 3% to 3.2%.
This report, if accurate, demonstrates that despite what many on Wall Street might say, Apple continues to grow steadily. They exceeded the growth shown in last month’s comScore report, while Samsung’s growth actually slowed. Of course, the U.S. is just one market, but it’s a very important market. Samsung might have an advantage in the rest of the world, selling cheap phones in countries where Apple doesn’t do business, but depending on the veracity of certain rumors, that’s not an advantage that Samsung will enjoy for too much longer.
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