US smartphone users choose Apple over Samsung, Android over iOS

Apple remains the dominant smartphone manufacturer in the US, while Android remains the dominant platform, according to new comScore marketshare figures.

The figures, republished by AllThingsD, showed there were 136.7 million smartphones in use across the US during the first quarter of 2013.

Of those, 39% were Apple iPhones, 21.7% were made by Samsung, 9% were HTC, 8.5% were from Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility and 6.8% were manufactured by LG.

Android was the dominant platform, being used on 52% of all US smartphones, followed by Apple iOS on 39%, BlackBerry on 5.2% and Microsoft (including all versions of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile) on just 3%.

The figures suggest a growing divergence between the US smartphone market and the rest of the world.

As SmartCompany reported earleir this month, The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker figures reveal Samsung led the smartphone market internationally with 70.7 million unit shipments and a 32.7% marketshare, meaning its international marketshare was significantly above the 21.7% it recieved in the US.

Apple was largely stagnant in second place, with its worldwide smartphone marketshare tumbling to 17% from 23.3% a year earlier, off unit sales off 37.4 million, up slightly from 35 million a year earlier, with its international marketshare well below the 39% it recieved in the US.

The top five vendors were rounded out by LG (4.6% marketshare), along with low-end Chinese manufacturers Huawei (4.6%) and ZTE (4.2%). LG aside, these vendors did not appear among the top five smartphone vendors in the US.

The broad others category, including HTC, BlackBerry, Motorola and Sony, accounted for 36.4% of the worlwide market and 78.8 million units combined.


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