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Apple Leads US Smartphone Market at 39.2%

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In a recent report released by market research firm comScore, Apple is leading the US smartphone market at 39.2% through the end of May 2013. It is an increase of 0.3 points from last February.

Second to Apple’s is Samsung, which also gained share during the same period. It is likely because of the release of Galaxy S4, giving them an increase of 1.7 points in US market share from February to May 2013.

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Apple and Samsung now make up 60% of the US smartphone market, causing other handset manufacturers’ shares to shrink. HTC and Motorola lost 0.6 point each, while LG dropped 0.1 point from February to May 2013.

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On the other hand, Google’s Android remains the overall top platform among smartphone owners in America with a 52% overall share. It is followed by Apple’s iOS at 39.2%.

Smartphone Adoption Gains Traction

In relation to this, comScore’s newest figure suggests that smartphone adoption is gaining traction, with 141 million users in the United States . This amounts to 59% of mobile market penetration, a 6% increase since February.

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