While Google’s Android platform might be the dominant platform in terms of mobile operating systems, it seems that over as far as individual smartphone OEMs are concerned, Apple is still the number one contender to beat. The latest numbers released by ComScore have shown that Apple’s market share in the US is on the rise and still very much in the lead.
According to their figures, Apple’s US market share is now at 42.4% which is an increase from April 2014 where it was at 41.4%. Coming in second place is Samsung where the South Korean tech giant’s market share rose from 27.7% in April to 28.4% in July 2014. It’s not as big a leap compared to Apple but it’s still growing nonetheless.
Unfortunately other OEMs appear to be slightly on the decline. LG dropped from 6.5% to 6.4%, Motorola saw a dip from 6.3% to 5.7%, and HTC saw a drop from 5.3% to 4.7%, all of which we can only assume have ceded their market share to Apple and Samsung respectively.
Interestingly enough ComScore also reports that iOS’ market share is also on the rise. While Apple has typically fallen behind Google in smartphone platform market share, it looks like Android has taken a slight dip and dropped from 52.5% in April to 51.5% in July. iOS comes in second at 41.4% and rose to 42.4% in July. Microsoft’s Windows Phone market share has also rise slightly from 3.3% to 3.6%, while BlackBerry has experienced a slight dip from 2.5% to 2.3%.