comScore has released its report on the U.S. smartphone industry for September 2013. Apple was ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 40.6% of the market. Android was the top smartphone platform with 51.8% market share. Google Sites was the top mobile media property and Facebook was the top mobile app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share
147.9 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (62 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in September, up 4.5 percent since June. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 40.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.7 percentage points from June). Samsung ranked second with 24.9 percent market share (up 1.2 percentage points), followed by HTC with 7.1 percent, Motorola with 6.8 percent and LG with 6.6 percent.
Smartphone Platform Market Share
Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in September with 51.8 percent market share, followed by Apple with 40.6 percent (up 0.7 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.8 percent, Microsoft with 3.3 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Symbian with 0.3 percent.
Top Smartphone Properties & Apps
Google Sites ranked as the top web property on smartphones, reaching 90 percent of the mobile media audience (mobile browsing and app usage), followed by Facebook (84 percent), Yahoo! Sites (82.2 percent) and Amazon Sites (65.5 percent). Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 74.3 percent of the app audience, followed by Google Play (53.9 percent), Google Search (53.2 percent) and YouTube (49.6 percent). Pandora Radio cracked the top 5 for the first time with 49.3 percent reach.