When it comes to handset manufacturers, however, Samsung managed to cut slightly into Apple's lead in the U.S. Samsung saw its average three month share of the U.S. smartphone market rise .8 percentage points from February to May. During that same time period, Apple added .6 percentage points to its leading U.S. market share. The iPhone manufacturer now has a 41.9% slice of the smartphone market in the states, compared with Samsung's 27.8% tally. LG was third, with a market share of 6.5% (down from 6.8% in February), followed by Motorola's 6.3% (flat from February) and HTC's 5.1% (down from 5.4% in February).
For the three months ended in May, 169 million Americans owned a smartphone. That gave the intelligent handsets a 70% share of the mobile market in the U.S. That is up .4 percentage points from the 69.6% share of the mobile market that smartphones owned in the U.S., for the three months ended in February.
Latest comScore data shows iOS gaining ground on Android in the U.S.
1. Android gives up some ground to iOS
2. Both Apple and Samsung added market share
source: comScore via AppleInsider