For a few years now the U.S. smartphone market has been dominated by Apple and Samsung. The two companies account for more than two-thirds of handset sales in the country, and according to the latest Comscore report covering the three months from February to May 2014, that gap is only getting wider.
Both Apple and Samsung saw small gains in Comscore’s report. The iPhone-maker now controls 41.9 percent of the market for a gain of 0.6 percentage points, while its South Korean rival jumped up from 27 percent to 27.8 percent. Meanwhile LG, Motorola and HTC trail far behind with 6.5 percent, 6.3 percent and 5.1 percent of the market respectively. Both LG and HTC actually lost 0.3 percent of their market share each, while Motorola managed to hold on without showing any gain or loss.
The study also covers platform popularity in the U.S., where Android dominates over Apple’s iOS. Interestingly, Google didn’t actually make any gains in the most recent quarter, holding strong at 52.1 percent of the market while Apple jumped from 41.3 to 41.9 percent. Microsoft came in third place with 3.4 percent (same as last quarter), while BlackBerry dropped 0.6 points to 2.3 percent of the market and Symbian slipped to just 0.1 percent.
It’s looking less and less like likely that any other company will disrupt Apple and Samsung’s duopoly in the U.S. soon, though you never know where the next big thing might come from. For now, however, these two companies are poised to completely dominate the market, at least here in the U.S.