comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the December-February period, revealing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 3.9 points from November to February going from 35% of total U.S. smartphone platform and hardware sales to 38.9%. Last month's report demonstrated similar growth for Apple.
Samsung was the hardware manufacturer with the second largest share of the market at 21.3%, up from 20.3%. HTC, Motorola, and LG all experienced slight drops in market share.
Google's Android is still ranked as the top smartphone platform with 51.7% of smartphone platform share, though it experienced a significant drop from 53.7% in November, which was absorbed by Apple.
Apple's share increased 3.9 points to 38.9%, while Blackberry came in at 5.4% (down from 7.3%) and Microsoft experienced a slight jump from 3% in November to 3.2% in February. Collectively, Apple and Google control over 90 percent of the smartphone market, up from 87% last month.
comScore's data tracks installed user base rather than new handset sales, which means it is more reflective of real-world usage but slower to respond to shifting market trends than some other studies.
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Top Rated Comments
They are...in the bizzaro world of Wall Street and Samsung marketing bias.
I thought Apple was going out of business.
Obviously, now that Apple is moving into all sandboxes in the US, the proof is in the pudding that Androids market share was only because Apple was not on every carrier.
Just wait till they get into India and China more and South America...
Gotta love stats ;)
This doesn't make Android phones or the iphone any better or worse. So what's your point
Which of course could be the one posted here. ;)