Apple iPhone remains on top in the U.S. says latest comScore data

Apple iPhone remains on top in the U.S. says latest comScore data
The latest figures from comScore have been released, and it is no surprise that Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. for the three months that ended in February. The company had a 41.7% market share during that time period, down slightly from the 41.8% of the U.S. market that it held for the three months ended in November.

The more interesting dynamic in the industry took place on the Android side of the field where Samsung lost 1.1 percentage points from the November tally. That gave Samsung 28.6% of the stateside market during December, January and February. Sammy might have turned things around with the just released Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Pre-orders were said to have doubled from the reservations garnered by the Samsung Galaxy S5. LG picked up much of the market share lost by Samsung. From 7.6% of the market for the three months ended in November, LG had an 8.3% slice of the pie for the three months ended in February. The manufacturer will unveil its new LG G4 flagship on April 28th.

As far as operating system share is concerned, Android picked up .2 percentage points to control 52.8% of the U.S. market for the three months ended in February. Apple's iOS slipped to 41.7% from 41.8% during the same time frame. Windows Phone tacked on .1pp to 3.5% from 3.4% while BlackBerry came away with a 1.8% share. That is off .2 percentage points from the 2% share it owned during the three months that ended in November.

Facebook continued to have the largest reach among smartphone apps, being available on 71.2% of U.S. smartphones. YouTube (56.4%), Google Play (51.4%), Facebook Messenger (51.2%) and Google Maps (44.1%) rounded out the top five. Other notable names include Instagram, which had a 35% reach, Twitter (22.7%) and Snapchat (19.2%).


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source: comScore via DigitalTrends

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34 Comments

1. seven7dust unregistered

haha ,let the fandroid trolling begin....

12. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

What's in it for you?

14. seven7dust unregistered

it's fun to read all the hate comments on Apple every single day, and nod my head at how out of touch with reality the fandroids really are.

18. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Then the android side will be like "let the iSheep trolling begin" then: "it's fun to read all the hate comments on Android every single day, and nod my head at how out of touch with reality the iSheeps really are." It's the same for both sides, so don't be proud.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The hate and bitterness

2. samsboy unregistered

who cares

3. seven7dust unregistered

someone who took his time to post in a thread like you and me, and people who read tech news sites like PA.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why'd you post that?

4. Rydsmith unregistered

Wait...more people use Google+ than Snapchat? O_O

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Google+ kinda forces itself if you use most of Google Services, snapchat does not and only gets installed when someone really wants it...

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No It doesn't Like any service, it is there to serve you if you need it. If you don't then its as easy to ignore as anything else.

36. AlikMalix unregistered

Ignoring it while being forced to sign into it to use another service like YouTube OR not signing into service u don't need are two different things. But I'm talking to a Samsung fan - I bet you're used to ignoring all kinds of garbage on your phone, bloatware, carrier restrictions, app permissions that you cannot limit, that Verizon logo on the back of your phone, lack of timely updates. Yeah you keep "ignoring it", while I use a device where I don't have to.

39. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You mean that Google has now consolidated all their services to a single login. Isnt Live login used the say way? Xbox Live, Bing, Windows Insiders program, etc? And you have the option to not post YT comments to Google+. Dont know about uploading videos and whatnot. G+ was forced on Play Store users who wanted to rate apps. Its not really forced on all things Goolge tho.

5. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Come on LG you can do it this year is yours

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You've had enough fun for one day.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LG makes some great devices, but until they can make a killer tablet, as well as a game changer of a phone, they won't take over Samsung or Apple.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7522; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You do realize more and more people are using Phablets as their tablet, right. Considering over 1.2 billion smart phones shipped last year (2014). This year is shooting for 1.3 billion smart phones. Not to mention more tablets are being sold as well. Also Q1 2015 PC's and notebook shipments lost 5%. Tablet sales are a little less then a quarter of the smartphone sales. Smartphone sales will make no difference to tablet sales. Besides its not like there isn't any other Android tablets out there in the world. Also remember Android currently has 66% of the tablet market.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 10. After you read it, please get lost.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not everyone is trying to be top dog.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 27, and I pray you get lost. You offer nothing but crap to this site. Same rehashed Apple hating rants, that no one cares about.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here we go, and over something that's not even a big deal.

9. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

United States do not represent global phone sales less operating system so there is no surprise in the USA iZombie are concentrated mass.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, we know ;)

15. seven7dust unregistered

well Android was created in good old USA, so it doesn't matter what phone your using it came from the USA, so are you a zombie too ?

16. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Unless you're using a Blackberry.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

There is also no surprise a fandroid will bash anything that has a name Apple on it. Fells great to appreciate more than one thing in a specific category. You should try it.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

Fire5 - dude we know, now one is saying otherwise....

19. Scorpion67 unregistered

"Murican product!" that's why.

21. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yep, Android and windows for life!:)

22. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

android and windows are also "Murican product" btw

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