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Apple's US smartphone market share nears 40 %:ComScore

Apple’s U.S. smartphone market share grew from 36.3 percent to 39 percent of total mobile subscribers between December and March.

Another feather in Apple’s cap!! Though iPhone’s sales have slipped worldwide during the last quarter, the device is still a hot favorite in the United States!!

Market research firm comScore (SCOR) released its latest survey results and the number of US smartphone owners climbed nine per cent to 136.7 million on average during the three months ending in March December quarter.

American smartphone users now make up to 58 percent of the entire mobile subscribers.

Apple’s U.S. smartphone marketshare 39%
According to the ComScore’s survey, Apple ranked the top smartphone manufacturer by market share when tabulated on a three month rolling average.

Despite competition remaining mostly static, Apple’s U.S. smartphone market share grew from 36.3 percent to 39 percent of total mobile subscribers between December and March. This was up 2.7 points from December’s tally.

Samsung Electronics Co.'s (SSNHY, 005930.SE) was the only other company among the top 5 OEMs to show a growth in brand market share. The Korean electronics firm grabbed the number two slot in the nation gaining 0.7 percent for a total of 21 percent market share.

Not surprisingly, both Apple and Samsung dominated the market considerably unchallenged. Together the two tech giants now own 91 percent of smartphone users.

HTC, Motorola and LG made up the third, fourth and fifth place with 9.2 percent, 8.5 percent, and 6.8 percent respectively, all exhibiting modest declines in market share.

Ranking of the operating system platform
On the smartphone software front, Google’s Android was at first place with 52 percent, down 1.4 points from December, totaling 71.1 million subscribers.
Apple’s iOS was the only operating system to see a growth in March. It remained at number two position, up 2.7 points in that time to reach 39 percent of all smartphones.

BlackBerry (BBRY), which launched its Z10 running the new BB10 operating system in late March, was at 5.2 percent, down 1.2 points grabbed third place. In the OS wars Microsoft (MSFT) came in fourth at three percent, up a tenth of a point while Symbian operating system sold by Nokia (NOK) and others, came in at half a percent, dipping down a tenth of a point.