Apple's iOS eats into Android's market share in the U.S.

Apple's iOS eats into Android's market share in the U.S.
It's that time of the month again as comScore presents its latest data on the U.S. smartphone market. For the three months ended in March, Android owned 52.4% of the market. That is down .7 percentage points from the 53.1% that Google's open source OS owned for the three months ended in December. Apple's iOS added 1 full percentage point to control 42.6% of the U.S. smartphone pie, cutting Android's lead by 1.7pp. Microsoft's share declined by .1 percentage point to 3.3%. BlackBerry lost twice that amount from December to March which gave the manufacturer a 1.6% share of the U.S. smartphone market.

When it comes to phone manufacturers, Apple extended its lead over Samsung by 2.4 percentage points. Apple tacked on that full percentage point meaning that at the end of March, the iPhone had a 42.6% share in the U.S. Samsung dropped 1.4pp from December to March. That gave the manufacturer a 28.3% stateside smartphone share (alliteration, gotta love it). LG added .4 percentage points to its December market share, ending March with 8.4% of the U.S. smartphone pie. Motorola was next with 5% (down from 5.2%), followed by the 3.8% owned by HTC (up from 3.7%).

According to comScore, Facebook was the app with the largest reach in the U.S. The app reached 69.5% of the "app audience." YouTube was next as 55.9% of mobile devices in the U.S. were able to access the video app. Google Play (51.5%), Google Search (50.6%) and Facebook Messenger (49.8%) round out the top five. Notables include Instagram (33.8%) and Twitter (23.6%).


source: comScore via AndroidCentral

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34 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

I'm surprised Spotify is not on that list... I'm surprised Pandora and iTunes Radio both topped that list over Spotify... Guess most people use Spotify on their computers..?

3. MarquiX unregistered

I use spotify on both my phone and computer but being that you don't run out of skips and can actually choose what song you want to listen to without having a premium I can see why..

7. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Hey sauce you said you pay around 300 a month for Verizon. Well if you need to save money looks like net10 has a 4 line family plan for $170 a month on Verizon network. It's 5gb LTE a line if you byod, 20GB total. ( I think it's throttled to 5 mbps) I don't have net10 so I can't say how it is, but like I said if you were looking to save money there you go. Plus I guess you would have ETFs to pay off... Oh well

23. Sauce5 unregistered

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30. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

You're welcome!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll be keeping an eye on the comments section.

8. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

"normal" Apple users will be like, "okay, good for Apple" But iSheeps will be like "Take that Android! iPhone best smartphone EVER!"

9. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Read the posts on this website (pick any article) and get back to me.

12. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Then?

21. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Then read what you think apple sheeps do and take out the apple part.

29. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I know, I would comment "Fandroid" if this post was the opposite.

24. Sauce5 unregistered

What category do you fall under?

28. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I am the "normal" Android user, I hate fanboys in general.

16. gaming64 unregistered

Keep an eye on maherk TechieXP1969 AppleCultist TheBiz SamsungPhanboy

18. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Your forgot the Apple fanboys, you just mentioned android's Not on anyone's side though, I hate fanboys in general.

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea these comments must be the highlight of your day.

4. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I swear this is so accurate, just seeing so many iphones in class makes me want to get one but then I remember what I'm getting if I do get one and snap back. I want high end specs that make up for the price.. not a logo, getting a iphone is like selling your soul now and days. #ForeverAndroid

5. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And Kantar Worldpanel just showed us results for the same period that tell the exact opposite. Android Q1 2014 --> Q1 2015: 57.9% --> 58.1% iOS: 36,7%--> 36.5% Meaning, it's about as useful information as anyone's guess.

6. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

iPhone 6 and 6 plus Chaos, but it's over now. Just watch the next set of figures with the GS6/Edge and LG G4 leading the way.

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Well the 3rd quarter is always the slowest. With the way the 6/6plus is still selling, it won't fall off much this year. When that 6s drops though.......

15. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The 6s won't sell as much as the 6. There's no reason to upgrade now. Just look at how iPad sales are plummeting. Same will happen to the iPhone.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The Samsung phones are selling well at the moment, but still are no where near iPhone sales. They are predicting yearly sales of less than what iPhone is selling in a quarter.

13. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

With Samsung fighting off literally more than a dozen Android competitors (and Apple having no iOS competition), that's still quite a feat. Also keep in mind that all iPhone sales tend to be counted as a single Phone and then compared against the Galaxy S sales. Even if just comparing high end phones, that would be overlooking the Note range and possible even some of the Alpha models which are close/similar to iPhone specs. When comparing all smartphones, Samsung still sells a lot more on a yearly basis, even with iPhone sale surging and Samsung sales being relatively flat.

31. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You mean Apple. That one little company is literally fighting off the entire industry is a feat!

33. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Following that logic, all those companies are. Only Apple is the one with the lock in "ecosystem", to keep customers tied, where other companies have to continue to keep customers that can easily jump to any other brand and feel right at home.

14. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

What? Samsung sells more phones than Apple does by a wide margin.

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Do you know what chaos is, real chaos? If you don't know, I'll tell you. Android accounting for 80% of all smarthphones sales in the world, and only taking in 2.4 billion, were as Apple took in 89% of all the profits, for a margin of 18.8 billion. I would not buy an iPhone, however do enjoy how they devour, and take the candy from the other companies. After all, they are an American Corporation.

17. gaming64 unregistered

Well, this is just the US so Android will pretty much be fine. A nice accomplishment for Apple once in a while.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Symbiont is there haha heaps good. 0.1% share.

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Symbian *** damn auto correct

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