Android has begun to lose ground to Apple

Android Apple U.S. Market Share

The latest comScore numbers were published on Thursday and revealed that Android is starting to lose ground to Apple (AAPL) in the United States. In a three-month period ending in February, Google’s (GOOG) operating system share fell two percentage points to 51.7% while iOS gained 3.9 points for a 38.9% share. BlackBerry’s (BBRY) market share continues to fall and now accounts for 5.4% of the market, however it is expected to gain some ground now that the BlackBerry Z10 is available. Adoption of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone platform remained flat, increasing a mere 0.2 points for a 3.2% share of the market.

Comscore numbers

Following Apple’s lead in vendor share with 38.9% of the U.S. smartphone market was Samsung (005930) with a 21.3% share, an increase from 20.3% in November. The market shares of other Android vendors have continued to decline, however. HTC (2498) fell 1.7 points for a 9.3% share, while Motorola dropped about percentage one point to 8.4% and LG (066570) slid to a 6.8% share, down from 7% late last year.

ComScore numbers

As a whole, there are now more than 133 million people in the U.S. who own smartphones, representing 57% of the mobile market.

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