/// Latest Smartphone Scorecard: Once Again, It’s Android, Apple and … Others
Today, comScore published its latest survey of the mobile market and, once again, it sounds a familiar refrain: Android and iOS continue to mercilessly beat all comers into submission. For the three-month period ending in June, Google’s Android was the most popular smartphone OS in the U.S., with a 51.6 percent market share — up .6 percentage points from the March quarter. With a 32.4 percent share, Apple’s iOS was the second-most-popular and also the biggest market-share gainer for the period, charting a 1.7 point increase. And bringing up the rear? Research In Motion’s BlackBerry, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Nokia’s Symbian, with market shares of 10.7 percent, 3.8 percent and .9 percent, respectively. Notably, BlackBerry suffered a 1.6 point decline during the period. In the handset manufacturing market, the breakdown was also same as it ever was. Samsung led the market with a 25.6 percent share, down .4 of a point; LG followed with an 18.8 percent share, down half a point. Apple ranked third with a 15.4 percent share, up 1.4 points. And Motorola and HTC came in fourth and fifth with shares of 11.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.