Latest comScore data shows Samsung and Apple both adding to their U.S. market share

Latest comScore data shows Samsung and Apple both adding to their U.S. market share
The latest numbers from comScore, show that for the three months ended in May, iOS had 41.9% of the U.S. smartphone market. That was a gain of .6 percentage points from the three month average ended in February. Considering that Android's U.S. market share was flat over the same time period, it means that iOS has narrowed its gap with Android from 10.8 percentage points to 10.2 pp. Windows Phone was flat at 3.4%. And the .6 percentage point gain scored by iOS came totally at the expense of BlackBerry's U.S. market share. The latter saw it's May three month average market share in the states decline .6 pp to 2.3%

When it comes to handset manufacturers, however, Samsung managed to cut slightly into Apple's lead in the U.S. Samsung saw its average three month share of the U.S. smartphone market rise .8 percentage points from February to May. During that same time period, Apple added .6 percentage points to its leading U.S. market share. The iPhone manufacturer now has a 41.9% slice of the smartphone market in the states, compared with Samsung's 27.8% tally. LG was third, with a market share of 6.5% (down from 6.8% in February), followed by Motorola's 6.3% (flat from February) and HTC's 5.1% (down from 5.4% in February).

For the three months ended in May, 169 million Americans owned a smartphone. That gave the intelligent handsets a 70% share of the mobile market in the U.S. That is up .4 percentage points from the 69.6% share of the mobile market that smartphones owned in the U.S., for the three months ended in February.


source: comScore via AppleInsider

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22 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

Poor HTC, LG,and Sony

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Actually HTC is really onto something this yearhttp://www.theverge.com/2014/7/3/5867435/htc-q2-2014-earnings

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

just wait till this fall

3. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Gee, that's not something we hear every year since 2008.

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Right, cuz nothing happened since 2008. I can't believe we have people still stuck in the past

7. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, something did happen. Android grew each year, and iOS shrank each year.

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Well, in the article iOS is growing

10. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure. 0.6%. That's probably within the margin of error of the poll. The point is, every single year we hear how when the new iPhone is released Android is doomed. And every year, year-over-year, nothing happens.

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That wasn't the impression that I was trying to put through. Apple's product lineup will be expanding into new categories this year and I'm more than amped to see what Apple has to offer. Nothing about Android being doomed. I don't think Android even matters anymore.

15. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Android/Google didn't stand still... Android is growing with the L. and Apple is shrinking everywhere in the world, because it doesn't offer something better (than android) for the premium price. In other part of the planet apple is the one that shrinking.

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok, I can agree with this. I think its safe to say the iPhone doesnt even matter to Android anymore too. Its telling when someone says Android doesnt even matter anymore tho....didnt realize it did....according to some Apple, iPhone fans...

11. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And, samsung also grew. By more than Apple.

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

But nowhere near Apple's share

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You have to understand, this is the US, Apple's strong hold, and they only gained 0.8%, and even that from symbian and BB. They literally aren't going anywhere fast.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. We hear this every year...and all that really happens is a lil bump in market share here n there. Nothing earth shattering. By now everyone should know its a cycle....cuz when the fall gets here and a new iPhone in launched, there will either have been a few new Android phones or will be soon after. And the cycle continues.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Seems like pretty soon the US will have only Apple and Samsung to go along with ATT and Verizon. And then we can dance to old outdated songs like this (part) of one: Democrats are out of power Across that great wide ocean Reagan's president elect Fascist god in motion Generals tell him what to do Stop your good time dancing Train their guns on me and you Fascist thang advancing Sisters, brothers lend a hand Increase our population Grab that groove thang by the throat And throw it in the ocean You're real tonight, you move my soul Let's cruise out of the dance war Come out your house and dance your dance Shake that fascist groove thang Brothers, sisters, we don't need the fascist groove thang Brothers, sisters, we don't need the fascist groove thang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28We_Don%27t_Need_This%29_Fascist_Groove_Thang Of course, now days, US presidents come and go, and all we the people have is that same old fascist groove thang.

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Or we could just have Mitt Romney's Gangnam Style parody ♬♬.....Mitt Romney Style ...M-M-M-M-Mit-Mitt Romney Style! :P

14. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Symbian losing 0.1% ... 1 more quarter to ZERO BB losing 0.6% ... 4 more quarter to ZERO

16. michaelmicro unregistered

The onus is very much on every company other than Apple and Samsung to step up their game. Capitalism takes no prisoners; if you don't make good products and don't advertise them well, you'll drown. And capitalism will remove those failing companies as part of the natural process.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

"Android gives up some ground to iOS" I'm not entirely sure, since English isn't my native language. But how does it give up some ground when it stayed at 52.1?

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You make a good point. Also......WP is still fighting BB for last place....either its shows how much many dont really care about WP, or just how strong BB really is. Look at the Nokia line vs the entire BB line up. WP should be well past BB, BB should be in 0.00 %. I think BB is the most under rated mobile platform out there.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do understand iOS is gaining ground to Android, since the marketshare is up and Android's isn't. But it's not at the cost of Android marketshare.

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