Samsung remains the top manufacturer of handsets in the U.S. with a 26% share of both smartphones and featurephones. That was a slight rise from the 25.3% the Korean based tech titan scored in December. Despite a drop of .7%, fellow countryman LG finished second with a 19.3% reading. Apple jumped over Motorola to take third with a 14% slice of the U.S. handset pie while Motorola had a 12.8% share. The change in positions occurred thanks to Apple's gain of 1.6% in marketshare and Motorola's loss of .5%.
Texting remained on top for application usage with the same 74.3% of users seen in December using their handset for this purpose. The largest increase in usage belongs to downloading apps with half of mobile handset users now installing applications on their phone. And the latest stats show that 106 million Americans are now using a smartphone, up 9% from December's tally.