Samsung cuts into Apple's lead in the U.S. during the second quarter

Samsung cuts into Apple's lead in the U.S. during the second quarter
During the second quarter of the year, 173 million Americans owned a smartphone. That represented a 71.6% penetration of the mobile market, up 4 percentage points since the end of the first quarter in March. So which platform is on top in the states? It still is Android, and Google's open source OS still owns more than 50% of the market.

Android's actual figure for the three months ended in June was 51.9%, off .3 percentage points from the three months ended in March. Apple's iOS cut into the lead, as it gained .7 percentage points in the period, to own 42.1% of the U.S. Smartphone pie at the end of the second quarter. Android's lead has dropped from 10.8 pp to 9.8 pp. Windows Phone tacked on .1 pp for the quarter, to finish third with a 3.4% share. BlackBerry and Symbian round out the top five with 2.4% (-.3 pp) and .1% (-.1 pp) respectively.

The top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. at the end of the quarter was Apple. The iPhone has 42.1% of the smartphone market in the U.S., up .7 percentage points from Q1. Samsung moved closer to the iPhone manufacturer by tacking on 1.6 pp to its U.S. smartphone market share. With a 28.6% slice of the U.S. smartphone pie, Sammy now trails Apple by 13.5 percentage points, down from the 14.4 percentage points it trailed Apple by after the first quarter. LG (6.4%, -.3 pp), Motorola (5.9%, -.5 pp) and HTC (4.8%, -.6 pp) finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Facebook was the top mobile app in the second quarter, reaching 73.6% of  app users in the states. YouTube and the Google Play Store were tied for second as both reached 52.1% of the app audience in the period.


source: comScore via AndroidandMe

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48 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

28.6%? But people kept saying Samsung is dying. :(

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not in the US, the lines in the US are drawn and a bit too deep at that. The worldwide scenario is very different though and that is where Samsung is taking a huge hit. Hopefully they take a hit in the states too, more competition can't hurt in the least.

16. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

He was being sarcastic :)

34. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol, samsung is taking a hit in the cheap and lower midrange segments where barbarian people don't care about the brand name and reliability so they buy huwawayawei xawawami and other creepy brands/

48. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Except that according to canacord in april the s5 was the best selling smartphone in the four first tier us carriers

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It's very hard for something that big to just die off in a months' time, people are just not very smart to say that!

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The problem is the India and China markets.

26. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

LOL In the India and China markets , Apple is outsider

21. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

No people are waiting for the new iPhone 6 so their not buying. Give it a couple months then talk numbers

40. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

AND here we go again. You are right, sort of. Sure the bumbers look better right after new releases. S5 comes out and Samsung surges. iPhone 6 comes out and Apple will surge .

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

We all need to KEEP APPLE DOWN from the top list.

2. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

This is a big reason I dislike apple and Samsung. I like to be an individual and have a "different" less popular phone. Nothing passes me off when I'm with my buddies and it beeps and all of us pull out our samsung

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then change your ringtone to something different?

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Depending which OS he came from, he might not be aware he can.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hahaha

27. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

now android fall time start with samung becoz android have 50 % share includind 15 % of forked . last year android have 37 % but now 34 % its show android is buggy os company just using as forked version is better becoz all google service drain battery fast . on the other window share upward with htc introducing window 8.1 phone . apple iis apple becoz many porn and posh people using apple .

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

He uses an Xperia, which runs Android. If that's what you mean...

35. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

he's probably a nokia guy where the names Apple and Samsung makes him weep and remember glory nokia ringtones

22. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Your absolutely right, Motorola phone for me.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

From a person that buy Samsung GS5 over his favorite OS WP8. You sure has a funny way of showing it. And I think I have no problem with whatever brand or OS my peer is using. I do like it if my boss or business contact pull out the same device, easily for me to close the deal.

4. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

HTC fifth place?

36. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol at 4 something %

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Worldwide, Apple has less than 20% of the market...

8. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

No MS services named in the list? I can see why the big bro is busy locking down any chance of changing bing as the default search service . Anyway congrats Apple I can see lots of guys are buying iphones now that the price drops towards september

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

.1% is growth...

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sorry, but 0.1%=Nothing

18. register unregistered

Wrong.

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

There was NO new WP handset released during that period, and yet impressively, WP not only managed to keep its share, but also grow just a lil' bit. That's pretty good if you ask me.

28. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

now android fall time start with samung becoz android have 50 % share includind 15 % of forked . last year android have 37 % but now 34 % its show android is buggy os company just using as forked version is better becoz all google service drain battery fast . on the other window share upward with htc introducing window 8.1 phone . apple iis apple becoz many porn and posh people using apple .

12. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I'm surprised capple still has any market share at all compared to sammy and android. The majority of the people I know have samsung or android! Must be the simple user interface and it's gloried ipod status lol

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