Comscore’s newest quarterly report, which focuses on smartphone presence in the U.S. market, has just been released. Apple has been able to claim the top spot for manufacturers, but Google’s still leading when it comes to the software.
As for the other main category, Top Smartphone Platforms, Google’s Android still has a pretty definitive hold on the category as a whole, at 52.1%. They did not see a change from February to May. As you can imagine, Apple’s position in this category grew from 41.3% to 41.9%.
From the report:
“169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (70 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May, up 4 percent since February. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.6 percentage points from February). Samsung ranked second with 27.8 percent market share (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by LG with 6.5 percent, Motorola with 6.3 percent and HTC with 5.1 percent.“These numbers will probably remain pretty stable throughout the main summer months, leading up to the month of September, when not only is Apple rumored to launch their own new handsets, but Samsung is also supposedly launching their own high-end competitor.