ComScore US February 2014: Android highest performing platform, but Apple dominates hardware

Yay, numbers! The latest ones from ComScore are here, giving us a look at mobile smartphone market share in the United States for the three months ending February 2014. Not a whole lot has changed in the trends here, folks: Android still beat out its competitors by commanding 52.1% of the smartphone market share.

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Over half is good, even if only by a little bit, but clawing at their heels are Apple at 41.3%. The quarter-over-quarter increases for both platforms are pretty minuscule, but perhaps things will get a bit more heated this Spring and Summer with big hitters like the HTC One M8 out and the Samsung Galaxy S5 on the way soon.

Rounding out the list at the absolute bottom are Blackberry at 2.9%, Microsoft at 3.5%, and Symbian at a mere 0.2% (which we’re not even sure is enough to be considered life support at this point).

Apple’s trailing platform market share probably doesn’t sting much, though, considering the Cupertino company is sitting on top of the totem pole when it comes to their dual status as a hardware manufacturer. Their aforementioned 41.3% beat out their closest competitor Samsung, who commanded a respectable 27%. LG, Motorola, and HTC were responsible for 6.8%, 6.3%, and 5.4%, respectably.

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And that’s the breakdown, folks. There wasn’t much movement aside from Blackberry suffering even more devastation and Microsoft improving their standings. We also tip our hats to Samsung, who was able to increase their percentage a tad despite not coming out with a flagship smartphone for a while.

Like we said before, though — Spring is here, Summer is quickly approaching, and things are about to get really interesting really fast. It’ll be interesting to see how these numbers are looking just another few short months from now. Head to the source for the full breakdown!

[via ComScore]

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  • oblammers fault

    Just means more people like choice

  • Max

    Whats more shocking is that htc lost more than motorola, I guess the moto x must still be selling pretty well

    • Cael

      Might have been better if they released a 5 inch 1080p version of the X. Customer reps do get people to buy phones based on better sounding specs.

      • Big_EZ

        Lack of MicroSD slot is the only thing that kept me away from the 5″ Moto X (Droid Maxx)

    • CerealFTW

      Actually the moto g is selling much better

  • irishrally

    Respectively

  • JBrowne1012

    I would to see a break down of apples product market share like are these majority of current devices or old 4

    • filaos

      IPhone 5s is the current top seller in the US whatever the carrier. Globally, 5S and 5C rank 1st and 2nd (see Forbes article).
      The majority of iDevices in use are recent models, as indicates the iOS version ventilation.

  • Phaz0n

    Blackberry continues it’s descend.