Apple narrows the gap with Android in the U.S. during the 3 months ended in April

Apple narrows the gap with Android in the U.S. during the 3 months ended in April
The latest data from comScore is in. Based on the average of the three months ended in April, iOS picked up some ground on Android in the U.S. smartphone market. During the three months, Google's open source OS averaged a market share of 52%, down .3% compared to the three month period ended in January. During that same time period, the U.S. market share for iOS rose 1.4% to 39.2% That means that Apple picked up 1.7 percentage points and now trails Android by 12.8pp. BlackBerry was third averaging a 5.1% share of the U.S.smartphone market after dropping .8 percentage points since its January average. That was followed by Microsoft's 3% slice of the U.S.smartphone pie and Symbian's .5% share.

Meanwhile, Apple remained the largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. according to the latest data. The iPhone maker had an average share of 39.2% for the three months ended in April, up 1.4pp from the 37.8% of the U.S. smartphone market it captured during the three months ended in January. With a 22% average share, Samsung was the next largest manufacturer of smartphones in the U.S. That was up from the 21.4% the Korean OEM earned for the three months ended in January. Despite a large .8% percentage point drop for the three months on average, Taiwan based HTC managed to hold on to third place in the states followed by Motorola (8.3%) and LG (6.7%).



source: comScore via AndroidCentral

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30 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 582; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

the wording in the headline is sorta misleading. good job apple

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah I agree. When I read the "Apple closes the gap with Android" I figured they would have identical percentage points. Because if I say "Joe closes the door" everyone assumes that the door is now closed.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have to agree with yall 2. Closes the gap...some....might have been better IMO. But hey, I'm no writer...

19. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Narrows the gap would be more accurate, and I knew Alan F. is an Apple fanboy, but the headline doesn't really bother me. Look at it this way - at least he hasn't penned an article headlined, "Apple does it again: iPad mini opens the floodgates for 8-inch tablets." You need to go to iBGR for that kind of quality reporting.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, it is misleading and seems that from time to time it happens here on purpose.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then from "time to time" visit another site. PA's not holding a gun to your head ya know.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"PA's not holding a gun to your head ya know." Sorry, but I'm not interested in your violent fantasies. :D

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is Droiddoes and Gmracer1..... ®

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow this just proved how pro apple iphonearena is.

3. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's Alan F whom I find to be the Apple die hard, notice the wording in all of his articles are very pro Apple.

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And he likes Wp8®

18. papss unregistered

And every other blogger favors Android...what's your point?

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ANDROID®©

22. papss unregistered

Wow... You can use CAPS

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Turbo Diesel injection = Fail® Super-Charge=FTW Twinturbo=FTW

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hey why the thumbs down...? Alan loves Nokia Wp8©

28. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Alan F is an Apple die hard? Haha, okay. Check this out, the same Alan F criticized the new iPhone ad:http://www.phonearena.com/news/New-ad-for-Apple-iPhone-5-focuses-on-the-camera_id42384

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yet you keep reading the articles to say that...hmmmm

27. stealthd unregistered

They're just reporting numbers. The numbers are pro-apple, the article isn't. Reality is biased apparently. Your comment proves how much of a butthurt fanboy you are.

4. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

The title is a bit weird on the word choice. You do know that this will bring the os wars to this story right

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 582; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

must of been alans plan from the beginning...

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 898; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Can't wait until we see some post S4 and one android numbers.

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

look at the european data… ;-)

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So everybody lost % except Apple. Congrats Apple, iPhone fans....Let the flame wars begin!!! How in the world can BB release BB10, new phones and an updated OS, and lose points? Android and iOS are gonna be locked at 1-2 for awhile. The real story is whats gonna happen with WP and BB.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that Windows Phone will be luckier than BlackBerry. :)

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

BB will rise, and is rising above the living dead Wp8 platform. Nokia Wp8 "Underdog" of BB. But then, Wp8 and BB are both in sinking ships. *®

23. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Omg Apple is dying .... Omgomgomg ... Loling@ all the fandroids that keeps on saying that apple is dying. They mad...

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Bi there happy, more us like thiy is you®

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