Research firm comScore reports the sales growth of smartphones in the US collapsed to just 1 percent in Q3 2014. No explanation is given but it seems the smartphone market may be close to reaching a peak as 72 percent of US phone users now has a smartphone.
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from comScore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for September 2014. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.7 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share
174 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (72 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in September, up 1 percent since June. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.7 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second with 29 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points from June), followed by LG with 6.9 percent (up 0.5 percentage points), Motorola with 5.4 percent and HTC with 4.4 percent.