Latest data from comScore reveals that Apple still maintains its lead at the top of U.S. smartphone market. Data of three months that ended in February shows that Apple remains the biggest smartphone vendor in the US with 39% markets hare, showing a significant improvement of 3.9 percentage points as compared to the three months that ended in November 2012. Apple’s closest rival Samsung has a 21% share in the market and holds second place, showing an improvement of 1 percentage point from last year. While still ranking among the top five smartphone vendors in the U.S., Android smartphone manufacturers HTC, Motorola and LG all saw their market shares drop from where it was last year.
On the other hand Android retains its lead as the top smartphone platform, though it lost 2 percentage points. Apple comes in second with a 3.9% gain. Ailing platform BlackBerry lost 1.9 percentage point and currently remains the third most used platform in the U.S. One must take in to account that this data does not include the new devices that were launched quite recently, such as the Galaxy S4, HTC One and the BlackBerry Z10. Their impact on the market will be revealed by data that is collected after three months.