Still No. 1, Samsung owns 1/3 of U.S. market for mobiles

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Still No. 1, Samsung owns 1/3 of U.S. market for mobiles

Samsung Electronics maintained the top spot in the U.S. mobile phone market, strengthening its supremacy as the world’s leading handset manufacturer, data showed yesterday.

The company’s market share in the United States came to 25.7 percent during the three-month average period ending in May, up 0.1 percentage points from three months earlier, according to U.S. analytics firm comScore.

The study surveyed around 30,000 smartphone and non-smartphone mobile subscribers aged 13 and over. LG Electronics ranked second with 19.1 percent, while iPhone maker Apple followed with 15 percent.

Motorola Mobility and HTC came next with 12 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively.

Among the top five players, Samsung and Apple were the only manufacturers that saw their market shares rise over the same period.

Meanwhile, the data showed 50.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers used Google’s Android platform, while 31.9 percent opted for iPhones. There were around 234 million mobile phone users for the three-month average period ending in May. Of the total, nearly 110 million owned smartphones, according to the data.

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