Apple outgrows all handset makers in US market

A new report released on Friday from market research firm comScore shows Apple outgrew all other handset makers in the lucrative US mobile market.

According to the comScore report, Samsung ranked first with 26.3 percent market share, a gain of 0.7 percent over July 2012. Apple came in second with 17.8 percent share or a 1.5 percent increase over July.

LG, Motorola and HTC round out the top five with 17.6, 11 and 6 percent market share, respectively. All three of these manufacturers dropped marginally in market share between July 2012 and October 2012.

Google ranked as the top smartphone operating system with 53.6 percent of the market with Apple following in second with 34.3 percent of the market1. All other operating systems were in single digit market share.

  1. It’s important to note that when measuring operating system market share, comScore counts all Android-based devices, not just the devices sold from one manufacturer.