Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apple holds the top position in the U.S. smartphone market

Apple continues its dominance in the U.S. market as it remains in the top position. Its rival company Samsung is in the second position while LG holds the third position, according to the latest data from comScore.
During the three-month period from December to February, Apple claimed 41.7 percent share of the U.S. smartphone market, which was 0.1 percent less than the previous quarter that ended in November last year. Samsung could hold 28.6 percent share of the market and saw 1.1 percent down from November.
However, third ranked LG witnessed the increase of share. They claimed 8.3 percent share of the market, which is 0.7 percent more from November. They were followed by Motorola and HTC who held the market share 5.1 percent and 3.8 percent respectively.
Tech experts are expecting to see if Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can help the South Korea-based company to overtake Apple. To see any change in the market share in comScore’s data, we will have to wait for at least a couple of months. Same thing can be said about LG, which is perhaps going to launch its flagship model LG G4 later this month.
Among all smartphone operating systems, Google’s Android OS is in the top position of the U.S. market with 52.8 percent during the three months ending in February. Apple’s iOS finished second with 41.7 percent. Microsoft, BlackBerry and Symbian are in third, fourth and fifth place with 3.5 percent, 1.8 percent and 0.1 percent respectively.

The report also shows that during the period, 186.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, which witnessed 5 percent growth from November.