Research firm comScore released its U.S. smartphone platform market share numbers for the first three months of 2015, showing Android on top with just over 52 percent.
Android's market share sits at 52.4 percent for the period of three months ending in March, dropping slightly from the 53.1 percent of the market Android held in the last three months of 2014. Holding onto its second place position is iOS with 42.6 percent market share, up from 41.6 percent in the previous quarter. Third place goes to Microsoft with 3.3 percent, down from 3.4 percent, while BlackBerry dropped slightly from 1.8 percent to 1.6 percent. Finally, rounding up fifth place is Symbian, holding on to a consistent 0.1 percent of the market.
As far as manufacturers are concerned, Apple still holds the top spot with an increase to 42.6 percent from 41.6 percent. Samsung maintained its second place position, but at a slight drop to 28.3 percent from 29.7 percent. LG bumped up to 8.4 percent from 8 percent, followed closely by Motorola, which dropped from 5.2 percent to 5 percent. Finally, rounding things out is HTC, which came in at 3.8 percent, up slightly from 3.7 percent.
187.5 million people in the U.S. now own smartphones, which is up by 3 percent since December. The top ten smartphone apps in the first three months of 2015 were Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Google Search, Facebook Messenger, Google Maps, Pandora Radio, Gmail, Instagram, and Apple Maps.