The iPhone has extended its lead as the top smartphone in the U.S. market, with Apple widening its gap from Samsung as top smartphone maker, while Android has dropped its market share, even though it remains the top smartphone operating system.
According to comScore’s latest MobiLens data, taken from the three-month period ending April 13, Apple and its iPhone increased market share as top smartphone maker and top smartphone, respectively, with 39.2 percent of the U.S. market, a 1.4 percent growth from the previous survey.
Among operating systems, Google’s Android remained dominant as the top smartphone operating system with 52 percent market share, a 0.3 drop from the previous survey.
Top Smartphone Maker
The MobiLens survey found that 138.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones, for a 58 percent penetration in the mobile market, a 7 percent increase since January.
Apple ranked as the top smartphone maker with 39.2 percent share of U.S. smartphone subscribers.
Samsung followed with 22 percent market share, a 0.6 percent increase from January. HTC, Motorola Mobility, and LG rounded up the top five with 8.9 percent, 8.3 percent, and 6.7 percent, respectively.
Top Smartphone Operating System
Android ranked as the top smartphone operating system with 52 percent market share. Apple’s iOS followed with 39.2 percent. BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Symbian rounded up the top five with 5.1 percent, 3 percent, and Symbian 0.5 percent, respectively.
Apple released iPhone 5, the latest version of its only smartphone product, in September 2012; whereas Samsung released Galaxy S4, its latest flagship Android smartphone, in March this year.
Both companies say that their flagship smartphones, the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, are their fastest-selling smartphones to date.