Kantar: Android, Samsung and LG have three strong months of sales in the U.S.
While Android gained market share in the U.S. for the three months ended in May, iOS saw a decline that took its share of the stateside market down to 30.9% Windows Phone owned 3.5% of the U.S. market during the same time frame, while BlackBerry was holding on to life with a .7% share.
Besides Samsung, LG also had a spectacular three month period in the U.S. The latter's market share almost doubled on a year-over-year basis. Other top Android manufacturers like HTC and Motorola had declining market shares both sequentially and year-over-year. While Samsung was the top U.S. smartphone manufacturer in the country, the Apple iPhone 6 was the top selling smartphone in the period, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Other areas of the world had different stories to tell., Taken together as one region, Europe's big five (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) saw Android lose 2.9 percentage points of market share for the three months ended in May. In China, just one half of a percentage point separated the top three handset manufacturers. Apple was on top followed by Huawei and Xiaomi. Apple and Xiaomi did well among the monied set in the country.
source: Kantar via AndroidCentral