Apple Gains U.S. Smartphone Market Share in May [comScore]
According to comScore’s latest survey of U.S. smartphone market covering the three months period ending in May 2014, Apple has continued to rank as the top OEM in the region while growing its smartphone market share to 41.9% in May from 41.3% in February. Samsung ranked second with 27.8% market share, followed by LG with 6.5%, Motorola with 6.3% and HTC with 5.1%.
The survey shows that 169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, reflecting 70% mobile market penetration, during the three months period, which is up 4% since February. While Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer, Google’s Android led as the leading smartphone platform with 52.1% market share, followed by Apple with 41.9% share, Microsoft with 3.4%, BlackBerry with 2.3% and Symbian with 0.1%.
Lastly, social networking app Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 76.4% of the app audience, followed by Google Play (51.8%), YouTube (51.7%) and Google Search (49.2%). Below is a list of the top 15 smartphone apps: