In the U.S. smartphone market (and globally for that matter), it’s still a two-horse race with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS combining to clobber all contenders. comScore has just released its latest U.S. market share figures for the month of September, and it’s the same story all over again.
Android is sitting pretty with 52.1 percent of the U.S. market, while Apple trails behind with 41.7 percent. Microsoft actually saw a slight uptick from a 3.4 percent share in June to 3.6 percent in September. Blackberry is still circling the drain with 2.3 percent market share for September.
When it comes to individual smartphone OEMs, Apple again took the top spot with 41.7 percent of the market, while Samsung came in second place with 29 percent. LG, Motorola, and HTC rounded out the top five; with each having single-digit shares of the U.S. market. Microsoft/Nokia was nowhere to be found in comScore’s hardware rankings, which means that its share of the U.S. market is likely somewhere below HTC’s 4.4 percent.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 It should be interesting to see how the numbers stack up when comScore releases its next round of market share figures. Apple’s iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus launched at the end of September in the U.S., while Samsung recently kicked off sales of its Galaxy Note 4. Likewise, Motorola is just now ramping up sales of its second generation Moto X and the new Droid Turbo (a Verizon Wireless exclusive).
Microsoft, however, hasn’t really sparked much interest in the smartphone sector in recent months — its next smartphone launch will be a budget entry — and Blackberry has mainly just puzzled onlookers with its Passport.
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