As per the latest quarterly smartphone market share figures for the month of May released by the tech research firm comScore, among the operating system, Android continues to be on top, holding 52% of the US smartphone market share followed by Apple’s 41.9% share.
Microsoft holds a 3.4% market share followed by Blackberry with 2.3% and Symbian holding the miniature share of 0.1%. Microsoft didn’t show any growth in Windows Phone OS either as the February report from comScore showed the same market share of 3.4%.
Apple topped the US smartphone OEM market share at 41.9%. However it added only 0.6% of new subscribers – 0.2% lower than Samsung. Samsung topped the most number of smartphone subscriber additions in May, and stood second holding 27.8% of the market share.
Though Motorola was at the same position of 6.3% share, HTC and LG both lost 0.3% of the market share.
The report showed significant growth in both Apple and Samsung market. The release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 seems to boost the market share for Samsung keeping in view the company’s statistics showing that they have already sold over 10 million units worldwide. Apple has always remained strong in the US and many western markets with the iPhone.
The report showed the top smartphone apps for May 2014. Facebook topped the list with a substantial 76.4%. followed by Google Play app, with a share of 51.8%. YouTube mobile app and Google Search followed. Both the apps are quite popular on Android and iOS and stand at 51.7% and 49.2% respectively.
Instagram bagged 8th position followed by Yahoo Stocks, Facebook messenger and Yahoo Weather Widget.
Apple Maps, Twitter, Google+ and finally iTunes Radio bag the 12-15 positions on the table in the order mentioned above.