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ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows Android remaining on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 52.1 percent share.

Android didn't show any growth or loss in its share between February and May, but iOS, while still the number two smartphone OS, saw its market share rise from 41.3 percent to 41.9 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone was third, and its share remained the same at 3.4 percent. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.9 to 2.3 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent

The leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, with 41.9 percent of subscribers in May, up from 41.2 percent in February, Samsung is second with 27.8 percent, up from 27.0 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.5 percent, followed by Motorola at 6.3 percent and HTC at 5.1 percent.

169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in May, up by four percent compared to February, according to comScore. Facebook, Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Pandora Radio, Google Maps, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks and Facebook Messenger were the top 10 smartphone apps used by U.S. residents in May.

Source: comScore


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New comScore data shows Android as number one smartphone OS in US


For now. But let's see what happens when the larger screen iPhones and iOS 8 releases this year. Android and iOS are much more neck and neck in the US than any other market due to the sheer power of Apple's brand as America's "darling that can do no wrong"

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Moving 10 percentage points is a great feat in the U.S. that would mean that almost everyone who upgrades this fall and into the winter will get an iPhone, that would be stupendous.
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Apple only needs to grab 5 percent of Android users, since a 5 percent increase for Apple equates to a 5 percent for Android and thus equalizes them in regards to market share.

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You are assuming:

A. All Apple pickups will come at the expense of Android
B. Android won't add any new devices at the same time

We all know what happens when you assume.

Most iPhone users will be the one's upgrading to the new phones. People I know left iOS for Android and haven't looked back for all the options Android has.

A big reason Apple does so well in the US, compared to other countries, is the rather odd carrier subsidy model (to any foreigners, basically the biggest carriers provide a $450 or so discount on a phone if you sign up for a two year contract, and they charge the same for a plan whether you use this discount or bring your own phone, or keep your old one) that US carriers use. Remember that off contract, the cheapest phone Apple sells is $450, for the two year old model. A lot less Americans would get iPhones if they had to pay for them upfront. There is a slow movement away from this model in the US (see T-Mobile, Sprint's Framily plan, the rising numbers of MVNO subscribers, ect) which does not bode well for Apple in the long term.

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I don't think it really matters to Google, they still have 5 out of the top ten apps regardless of OS...that is why i love them.

I wonder how that 52% would break down by manufacturer...

0.1 percent is way too many people using Symbian!

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Now they need to make sure that they are supporting all those phones with the newest update.

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NoSexus likes bloat. He likes his phones to match bloated they can't see their own toes.

For april? That's about then month the s5 topped sales in the four first - tier carriers in the us

Kantar data also showed samsung took first place for oem's in the last 3 quarters in the us

Well, just wait for the Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 9, Nexus 6, One Max successor, Moto X+1, Moto X Tablet, LG G3, Moto G successor, and any other Android device with Google Play.

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Im an android(and samsung) fanboy thru n thru. But if apple really does come up with one or more big screen phones there is gona be a frenzy going on. Those itsy bitsy screens are really holding them back.

They might pick up a few Android users, but the larger screens aren't the only things attracting people to Android. Android does a *lot* of things that many iOS users *wish* that iOS did. Once they get past the marketing spackle of "iOS is for the elite" they try Android and (if it's a high-end phone) they love it. Of all the people I've known who've jumped one way of the other, I've only ever met one person who liked iOS better, and she couldn't even give me a specific reason.