/// Apple Leads Samsung in U.S. Smartphones
136.7 million people in the United States owned smartphones during the three month period ended in March, and nearly 40 percent of them used iPhones. According to the latest metrics from comScore, Apple was the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. during the quarter, capturing a 39 percent share of the market, up from 36.3 percent in the prior quarter. With a 21.7 percent share, up slightly from the 21 percent it posted in December, Samsung placed second in comScore’s rankings. Bringing up the rear: HTC, Motorola and LG, which all claimed less than 10 percent shares after quarter-to-quarter declines. On the smartphone platform side of the business, Google claimed the top ranking despite a decline in market share from 53.4 percent to 52 percent. Apple placed second with a share that rose to 39 percent from 36.3 percent. BlackBerry ranked third — declining to 5.2 percent from 6.4 percent, and Microsoft ranked fourth with a 3 percent share, up from 2.9 percent.
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Apple Leads Samsung in U.S. Smartphones
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