Taking it on the chin was BlackBerry, whose market share dropped in the third quarter to 3.8% from 4.4% Android's ownership of the market declined from 52% to 51.8% in the quarter. Symbian was flat with .3% of the U.S. smartphone market.
You can't blame Samsung for Android's tepid showing in the quarter. The Korean OEM tacked on 1.2 percentage points from a 23.7% second quarter smartphone market share in the U.S., to 24.9% in quarter three. That still leaves Apple with the largest market share among manufacturers. The Cupertino based tech titan closed the quarter with a 40.6% share, up from 39.9% last quarter. Despite losing 1.4 percentage points sequentially, HTC's 7.1% reading is good enough for third place. Motorola (6.8%) and LG (6.6%) round out the top five.
Latest data from comScore
1. iOS and Windows Phone pick up market share in Q3
2. Samsung has a strong third quarter
source: comScore via AndroidCentral