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1. Cover, comScore Stats for April, Apple # 1 Smartphone

New statistics out by comScore today show key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry during the three month average period ending April 2013. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 39 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the leading smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share.

Smartphone OEM Market Share


According to the new comScore's report, 138.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones which represents 58 percent mobile market penetration. During the three months ending in April, smartphone penetration was up 7 percent since January. Apple ranked as the leading OEM with 39.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. They gained 1.4 percentage points from January. Samsung ranked second with 22 percent market share, followed by HTC with 8.9 percent, Motorola with 8.3 percent and LG with 6.7 percent.


2. Top Platforms, Apple # 2

It should be noted that the OEM stats for May could be dramatically higher for HTC which enjoyed a 48% leap in sales due to their hot HTC One smarphone.


Today's comScore stats are much clearer than those presented in Monday's Kantar report.


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