iPhone still best selling smartphone in U.S., Android still king of platforms


A recent ComScore report showed that Apple once again is the top smartphone maker. The Cupertino company's share for last May reached 41.9 percent with a 0.6 increase compared to the figures last February.

Meanwhile, Google's Android is still the top mobile platform with 52.1 percent share of the market. The top smartphone app on both iOS and Android is Facebook.

The number of smartphone owners in the United States is up by four percent. It reached 169 million, which is 70 percent of all the mobile market in the country. 

Apple is still the No. 1 OEM but is followed by Samsung with 27.8% shared. LG comes in third with only 6.5 percent, Motorola gaining close with 6.3%, and HTC at fifth place with 5.1 percent

When it comes to platform market share, Android is obviously still king. Apple's iOS still trails behind with 41.3% share. At the bottom are Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Symbian with only 3.4%, 2.3%, and 0.1 percent.

Looking at the smartphone apps of those 18 years old and above, Facebook is still the No.1 mobile app with a large 76.4% share.

Google developed most of the apps in the Top 15 list: Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and Google+.

The Pandora Mobile App is Top 5 while another audio-related app, iTunes Radio, is Top 15.

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, is No. 8 with 32 percent share. Yahoo Stocks, Facebook Messenger, Yahoo Weather Widget, Apple Maps, and Twitter trail behind.

Based on the ComScore report, not much have changed in numbers except for Apple who increased to 42% share of the market.

The numbers for Apple, Samsung, and Android are not surprising.  

Windows Phone share stayed the same. Unfortunately for BlackBerry, its share continued to slide down to only 2.3 percent.

It would be interesting to hear what BlackBerry CEO John Chen would say about this news. He was confident that profits would turn around two years from now but looks like the numbers are going down fast. Reportedly, Blackberry's office in Germany sold its research and development laboratory to Volkswagen Interactive. As a result, 200 BlackBerry employees were transferred to work at the latter.

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