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Monday, March 18, 2013

129.4 Million Americans Now own a Smartphone

Once again, according to the findings from the latest market study, smartphone adoption continues to rise in America. comScore reported key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry during the three month average period ending January 2013.

Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 37.8 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 52.3 percent platform market share.

129.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (55 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January -- that's up by 7 percent since October 2012.


Apple ranked as the top OEM with 37.8 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers  -- that's up by 3.5 percentage points from October 2012.

Samsung ranked second with 21.4 percent market share (up by 1.9 percentage points), followed by HTC with 9.7 percent share, Motorola with 8.6 percent and LG with 7 percent (up by 0.3 percentage points).

Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 52.3 percent market share, while Apple’s share increased 3.5 percentage points to 37.8 percent.

BlackBerry ranked third with 5.9 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.1 percent) and Symbian (0.5 percent).