Samsung, Apple gain in US mobile market

Nov 30, 2012
Samsung extended its lead as the top mobile phone maker in the US market and Apple moved into second place, an industry tracker said Friday.

Samsung extended its lead as the top mobile phone maker in the US market and Apple moved into second place, an industry tracker said Friday.

A survey by comScore showed that in the three-month period ending in October, South Korea's Samsung was the top manufacturer with 26.3 percent market share, up from 25.6 percent in the prior period.

Apple, which sells only smartphones, moved into second place in the US market for the first time, with a 17.8 percent market share, up 1.5 percentage points. South Korean maker LG was third at 17.6 percent, followed by Motorola at 11 percent.

The survey showed 's Android system gained ground as the leading smartphone platform, with 53.6 percent of the market, up from 52.2 percent.

Apple's iOS platform for its iPhones remained in second place, and gained 0.9 points of market share to 34.3 percent, comScore said.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw its share slip further from 9.5 percent to 7.8 percent in the period. And Microsoft, which released its 8 platform in late October, saw its share dip to 3.2 percent from 3.6 percent.

The survey found 121.3 million people in the US owned smartphones, or 51.9 percent of the mobile market.

Explore further: Putting net neutrality in context

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

RIM share of US smartphone market slips

Dec 29, 2011

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's share of the US smartphone market declined during the three months ending in November, while Apple and Google's Android platform both made gains, industry tracker comScore ...

Android, Apple extend gains in smartphone market

Jul 02, 2012

The Google Android platform extended its lead in the US smartphone market while Apple increased its market share to nearly a third in March through May, a survey showed Monday.

Android smartphones gain more ground in US

Aug 30, 2011

Google's Android software strengthened its grip on the US smartphone market, powering nearly 42 percent of handsets as of July, industry tracker comScore reported on Tuesday.

Android smartphones widen lead in US market

May 07, 2011

Smartphones powered by Google software widened their lead on BlackBerry handsets in the US market during the first three months of the year, industry tracker comScore reported on Friday.

Apple smartphones gaining on Samsung in US

Oct 02, 2012

Apple narrowed the gap with Samsung smartphones in the precious US market in the months before the release of the hot-selling iPhone 5 model, industry tracker comScore reported on Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Putting net neutrality in context

10 hours ago

After much litigation, public demonstration and deliberation, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3 to 2 to adopt open internet rules. While the substantive details of the decision are not yet known, the rules ...

Key facts on US 'open Internet' regulation

Feb 26, 2015

A landmark ruling by the US Federal Communications Commission seeks to enshrine the notion of an "open Internet," or "net neutrality." Here are key points:

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

Feb 26, 2015

(AP)—People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial ...

Regulators move to toughen Internet provider rules

Feb 26, 2015

(AP)—Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.