March 7, 2013
A new survey suggests that Apple remains the top smartphone maker in the U.S. Through the end of January, Apple outpaced Samsung, 37.8 percent to 21.4 percent among smartphone subscribers, according to comScore. From November 2012 through January 2013, Apple’s share of the OEM smartphone market increased by 3.5 percent. Samsung, meanwhile, saw an increase of 1.9 percent. Following Apple and Samsung were HTC (with a 9.7 percent share), Motorola (8.6 percent), and LG (7 percent). While Apple led in terms of hardware in the U.S., it was Google’s Android that was at the top among software platforms. Through the end of January, Android controlled 52.3 percent of this market, while Apple’s iOS accounted for another 37.8 percent. BlackBerry (5.9 percent), Microsoft (3.1 percent) and Symbian (0.5 percent) followed.A month ago, comScore reported that Apple bested Samsung in terms of hardware 36.3 percent to 21.0 percent. On the software side, Android was the top with 53.4 percent. This compared to Apple's 36.3 percent. See also: In Terms Of Web Traffic, iPhone 5 Leads Samsung Galaxy S III ... But Just Barely, and Your Move Apple As Samsung Is Set To Announce Galaxy S IV On March 14.