Android tacks on additional market share in the U.S. according to comScore's latest figures42
Microsoft's Windows Phone was third with a 3.6% slice of the U.S. smartphone pie, a small increase from the 3.4% that the platform owned for the quarter ended in June. BlackBerry was next, and suffered a tiny .1 percentage point drop for a 2.3% share. Symbian doubled its market share in the three months ended in September, winding up with .2% of the U.S. smartphone market.
The iPhone remained the top smartphone in the states, by market share. Apple, as previously noted, controlled 41.7% of the U.S. smartphone market for the three months ended in September. Samsung, with a .4 percentage point gain, was next with 29% That narrowed the distance betwen the two tech titans by .8pp to 12.7pp from 13.5pp. LG had a fine quarter, gaining half a percent point of market share for a 6.9% share in the states. That was followed by Motorola (5.4%) and HTC (4.4%). The pair had declines of .5 percentage points and .4 percentage points, respectively.
Facebook was the top app during the period, in terms of reach. The social networking app reached 72% of U.S. smartphone users in the quarter. That was followed by YouTube (51.5%), Google Play (51.1%), Google Search (47.3%) and Pandora (45%).
source: comScore via AndroidCentral