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18.5% of U.S. Smartphone Owners Using an iPhone, But Android Still King

by Todd Haselton | January 3, 2013January 3, 2013 2:30 pm PST

comScore released its latest snapshot of the U.S. smartphone market Thursday and while there aren’t any major surprises, Apple and Samsung have continued to gain traction in the United States while other firms, such as Motorola, LG and HTC, are losing ground.

Samsung’s market share is currently 26.9 percent, which includes all of its smartphones, and that’s up 1.2 percentage points from August. 18.5 percent of U.S. consumers now carry some form of the iPhone, up 1.4 percentage points from August. LG’s market share is down 0.7 percentage points, to a 17.5 percent share, Motorola’s down 0.8 percentage points to a 10.4 percent grip and HTC’s market share is at 5.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage points.

Google’s Android operating system is still growing, and it’s gaining ground faster than iOS right now. comScore found that Android now has a 53.7 pecent share of the U.S. smartphone market, up 1.1 percentage points, while iOS now has a 35 percent share, up just 0.7 percentage points. BlackBerry OS fell one percentage point, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform fell 0.6 percentage points and Symbian is down 0.2 percentage points.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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