Apple dominates Samsung in smartphone market share

A new report released on Wednesday shows that Apple is dominating the smartphone market in the U.S.

According to the report released by comScore, Apple ranked as the top manufacturer with 37.8 percent market share in January, up 3.5 percent from October. Samsung came in a distant second with 21.4 percent share, up 1.9 percent from October.

HTC (9.7%), Motorola (8.6%) and LG (7.0%) round out the top five.

Android ranked as the top platform with 52.3 percent share, which isn’t surprising since most manufacturers use the operating system. Android actually dropped 1.3 percent in the January quarter.

Apple’s iOS was up 3.5 percent with 37.8 percent of the operating system share. BlackBerry (5.9%), Microsoft (3.1%) and Symbian (0.5%) round out the other operating systems.



  • rattyuk

    Cue the disbelievers in 3… 2… 1…

    • Jojo

      i don’t believe it!

    • Steven Fisher

      I can’t believe it’s not butter!

  • http://twitter.com/DumaStudetto Duma Studetto

    Woo hoo!!! Your team is winning Jim, you’re really winning!!!

    • Domicinator

      Dude, why do you come here–if you don’t like the news Jim reports, then just don’t come to the site….is it that hard?

      • http://twitter.com/CoreyTamas Joel In Real Life

        Everyone wants to feel like they have power over something. If they don’t have actual power to use, they invent things which create the illusion of it. For some people, being a dick in the comment section of tech blogs scratches that itch. Simple.

      • Trolly McTroll

        Check out his twitter stream. Dude seems to have an irrational grudge against Jim and Apple. I’m sure his 6 followers are enthralled.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Hold on, Symbian! Somebody out there still loves you!!

  • Guest

    Soon on WSJ:

    “APPLE’S SMARTPHONE MARKET SHARE IN FREE FALL! ALREADY 14.5% BEHIND ANDROID.

    Apple disappoints once again. While its smartphone market share only went up by 3.5%, top innovator Samsung now takes an impressive 21.4% of the whole US market.”

  • http://twitter.com/b00giZm Pascal Cremer

    Soon on WSJ –

    “APPLE’S SMARTPHONE MARKET SHARE IN FREE FALL! ALREADY 14.5% BEHIND ANDROID.

    Apple disappoints once again. While its smartphone market share only went up by 3.5%, top innovator Samsung now takes an impressive 21.4% of the whole US market.”

  • Space Gorilla

    Do we know the total platform numbers, meaning iOS (iPhone + iPad + iPod Touch) vs Android in the US?