Apple's iOS gained .2% to 40.6% from the 40.4% it averaged during the previous quarter. The biggest loser among the platforms being monitored was BlackBerry. The Canadian OEM lost .7% in market share to 3.6%. Microsoft's share rose .2% to 3.2% while Symbian's slice of the U.S. smartphone pie slipped .1% to .2%.
Among manufacturers, Samsung picked up some ground on Apple. The Cupertino based tech giant closed out the three months ended October with an average 40.6% of the U.S. smartphone market, up .2% from the three months ended in July. But Samsung's market share soared 1.3% in the same period to 25.4%. The 1.3% that Sammy picked up was dropped by Taiwan's HTC over the same three months ended October. The latter now has 6.7% of the U.S.smartphone market which places it fourth after Apple, Samsung and Motorola. The latter gained .1% in market share to 7% while fifth place LG slumped .2% to 6.6%.
ComScore also revealed that Facebook's mobile apps had the widest reach amongst smartphone apps, reaching 75.7% of smartphone users in the states. Among other popular mobile apps, YouTube reached 48% of U.S. smartphone owners and Instagram was able to reach 25.5% of U.S. smartphone owners.
source: comScore via AndroidCentral