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47% Of Phones In The US Are Smartphones
Americans have become the undisputed users of smartphones and new data coming out of ComScore suggest that Apple is once again gaining steam in an effort to catch the leading Google Android platform.
According to ComScore’s data, of the 234 million mobile phone users in the states, 47% of them own smartphones. Smartphone usage has grown 4% to 110 million and with Android helping to set the bar and reduce prices, that number is expected to grow even more in the coming years.
In terms of actual phone manufactures, Samsung continues to dominate the field though it saw decline in its year-on-year figures. The maker of the popular Galaxy Series of smartphones recorded a market share of 25.6%–a 0.4% point change from the 26.0% recorded a year earlier.
Firmly wedged in second place is LG who manages to outpace the Apple iPhone series thanks to the Android operating system powering its smartphones. In terms of OS, Android commands a whopping 51.6% of the market with Apple in second place with 32.4% of the market.
Indeed the story of smartphone penetration in the US can be tied not so much to who makes the phones but what lies under the hood. Before Android starting gobbling up market share, smartphones were out of reach for most Americans. Today, thanks to the ubiquity of the little green robot, Americans everywhere have smartphone to their palm.