Apple Winning Smartphone Battle in U.S., Losing Platform War to Android
Samsung ranked as the second most popular OEM with a 21.3 percent share of the smartphone market, up 1 percent versus the prior period. HTC came in third with a 9.3 percent share, followed by Motorola with 8.4 percent and LG with 6.8 percent.
Be that as it may, Apple is still losing the platform war to Android. Google's Android OS claimed a 51.7 percent share of the U.S. smartphone market during the same three-month period, with Apple trailing behind at 38.9 percent. However, Apple did gain some ground by increasing its share 3.9 percent, while Android fell 2 percent, essentially closing the gap by 5 percent in the last three months.
As for the other players, BlackBerry's share fell to 5.4 percent, down 1.9 percent compared to the previous period, while Microsoft inched up 0.2 percentage points to claim a 3.2 percent share of the market. Symbian stood still at 0.5 percent.