Apple Holds Its Lead Over Samsung in U.S. OEM Market Share
The data, which measured trends during the month of May, shows that Apple ranked as the top manufacturer, with 41.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second, with 27.8 percent market share, followed by LG (LGEAF.PK) at 6.5 percent, Motorola (NYSE:MSI) at 6.3 percent, and HTC (HTCXF.PK) at 5.1 percent. Both Apple and Samsung grew slightly from February, with Apple expanding from 41.3 percent market share to 41.9 percent, and Samsung growing from 27.0 percent in February to 27.8 percent market share in May.
Market share divided by smartphone platform shows Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android holding steady as the top smartphone platform, with 52.1 percent market share, the same percentage as in February. IOS rose slightly from 41.3 percent in February to 41.9 percent in May, and was the only platform to experience growth, while Microsoft’s Windows held steady at 3.4 percent and BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) fell from 2.9 percent to 2.3 percent.
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) was the top smartphone app, with 76.4 percent audience reach. It was followed by Google Play at 51.8 percent, YouTube at 51.7 percent, Google Search at 49.2 percent, and Pandora (NYSE:P) Radio at 47.6 percent. The other top apps were Google Maps, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks, Facebook Messenger, Yahoo Weather Widget, Apple Maps, Twitter, Google+, and iTunes Radio/iCloud.