New comScore data shows no growth for Windows Phone OS in US

comScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows Android remaining on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 52.1 percent share.

Android didn't show any growth or loss in its share between February and May, but iOS, while still the number two smartphone OS, saw its market share rise from 41.3 percent to 41.9 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone was third, and its share remained the same at 3.4 percent. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.9 to 2.3 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent

The leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, with 41.9 percent of subscribers in May, up from 41.2 percent in February, Samsung is second with 27.8 percent, up from 27.0 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.5 percent, followed by Motorola at 6.3 percent and HTC at 5.1 percent.

169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in May, up by four percent compared to February, according to comScore. Facebook, Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Pandora Radio, Google Maps, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks and Facebook Messenger were the top 10 smartphone apps used by U.S. residents in May.

Source: comScore

John Callaham