Latest data from comScore shows little change at the top of the U.S. smartphone market
Apple's iOS picked up 1pp in the new market share tally, trailing Android by 9.1 percentage points. For the three months ended in July, iOS owned 42.4% of the U.S. smartphone market. Windows Phone finished third, with 3.6% of the pie. BlackBerry continued its descent, losing .2 percentage points to capture a 2.3% market share in the U.S. Symbian rounded out the top five, as its market share was cut in half during the three months to .1%.
Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., with that aforementioned 42.4% slice of the pie. Apple's gain of 1pp in the three months ended in July, surpassed the .7pp gain scored by Samsung in the same time period. The latter owned 28.4% of the U.S. smartphone market at the end of July. With a 6.4% share of the smartphone market in the states, LG's market share slipped by .1pp during the three month period. According to comScore, both Motorola and HTC had difficulties in the period covering May, June and July. Both saw their market share decline by .6 percentage points as Motorola captured 5.7% of the smartphone market in the states, and HTC held 4.7% of the market.
According to comScore, the three most widely used smartphone apps among iOS and Android users in July were Facebook, YouTube and Google Play. Overall, 173 million Americans owned a smartphone in the three month period that ended in July. Smartphones now make up 71.8% of the handsets used in the states, up 3% since April.
source: comScore via AndroidCentral