Latest data from comScore shows little change at the top of the U.S. smartphone market

Latest data from comScore shows little change at the top of the U.S. smartphone market
The latest data from comScore is now in, and it shows very little change at the top of the U.S. smartphone market. Comparing the three month period ended in July with the three months ended in April, we see that Android's market share declined by 1 percentage point during that time period. That still left Android owning the majority of the stateside smartphone market, with 51.5%.

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

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62 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

USA USA!!

16. AlikMalix unregistered

Japan favors Apple as well...

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true. JA PAN JA PAN!

2. only1post unregistered

No doubt PA is looking for it. In no time there will be here a free for all resembling a wild west saloon brawl scene. Time to duck, good night, take it easy fellows.

3. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

OH MY GOD! The share of "Total Smartphone Subscribers" hasn't changed a bit in 3 Months!!! HOW is that possible!!!!!!

4. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

MS 3.6? LoL

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And that's funny 'cause...?

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Because they declared BB dead when they were at 5.

24. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

When BB were at 5%, they were declining, rapidly. WP is currently at 3.6 and is rising, and is the number two platform in more than 25 countries. Get your facts straight.

48. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Calm down nokia bad ass... we all know that windows is the best OS in the market ;-) Nokia for life! XD Oh man... you guys are hilarious!

53. cuzphone

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 07, 2014

To bad for your Nokia fanboys blackberry's gonna make a comeback ;)

20. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP may be 3.6 yet everybody is copying its flat user interface. Sales are not always a reflection of quality.

23. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Of course it doesn't but quality is subjective. You like Windows' interface for some reason while I find it too cluttered, busy and dark.

34. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP homescreen can be as simple or as busy as the user see fit, its a very flexible homescreen, that's why you never see WP having the same looking homescreen, additionally you can have WP on the light background, something that Android L is resembling at least in many parts in Android L update that they changed. WP is known for having a simple. clean minimalistic UI. Skeumorphism is busy, Flat UI is simple, clean, content over chrome..

43. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think you're mistaken. Windows is not clean or minimalistic and it looks Microsoft is trying to put on a Broadway play with the OS. The animation is really over the top and everything is showy and dramatic. They need to tone it down.

46. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP has the most balanced OS and of course its clean and minimalistic, thats some of Metro principles. If WP is not clear and minimalistic then no other OS is, after all they imitate WP.

54. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm not sure what you mean by balanced OS and the interface is certainly not clean or minimalistic. It's cluttered, busy and overdramatic.

49. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Windows Phone sucks!

50. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Just my opinion

51. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

But, really..... it sucks so bad!

52. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Still better than BB10.

60. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

But, really... it is so amazing!

59. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Just my opinion

58. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Windows Phone is amazing!

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Something must be done about Apple's monopoly. It hurts carriers, it hurts consumers, it hurts market.

17. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

What monopoly are you talking about? There's Samsung, HTC, LG phones with every carrier. People Buy iPhones because they simply prefer it over other phones. And you prefer Android/WP over iPhones. Thats just it.

28. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wrong Ppl prefer and buy Samsung flagship phones. Only in US the brainless "patriots" buy iCrap . So Apple is leading a bit in front of Samsung there. Only Japan is the other country in the World , where icrap is leading.

32. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You sound very offended by it.

21. Iodine

Posts: 1477; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah competition should do something, but it looks like they are failing at that.

6. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Microsoft is showing some great gains lately. Death to Android.

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