The latest data from research firm comScore shows that the leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, claiming 42.4 percent of the industry's market share in July, up from 41.4 percent in April, thanks to sales of its iPhone products. Samsung is second with 28.4 percent, up from 27.7 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.4 percent, followed by Motorola at 5.7 percent and HTC at 4.7 percent.
The number one smartphone OS in the US continues to be Android, but it actually saw its market share go down from 52.5 percent in April to 51.5 percent in July. iOS, the number two smartphone OS, saw its market share rise from 41.4 percent to 42.4 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone is third, going up from 3.3 percent in April to 3.6 percent in July. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.5 to 2.3 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent.
173 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in July, up by three percent compared to April, according to comScore. Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps, Pandora Radio, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks and Facebook Messenger were the top 10 smartphone apps used by U.S. residents in July.