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Apple gained ground in last Holiday season in United States, now at 41.8 percent share

The last holiday season was a great comeback for Apple iPhones in United States, where Android, Windows and other smartphones lost a bit of their market share as of December 2013.


Regarding the smartphone brands, Samsung is in second place with 26.1 percent market share, up 1.2 percent from last September. Despite launching an high-end Moto X and an affordable Moto G handsets, Motorola lost 0.1 percent, from 6.8 to 6.7 percent. LG maintained the same 6.6 percent market share in both September and December 2013.

While HTC has lost 1.4 percent of the market share, from 7.1 to 5.4 percent, the Nokia devices hasn’t made it to the report yet. That could be the ComScore’s out of reach, else it would have made some impact in the market share, at least in last or last-but-one place.


From its app tracking analytic, the report has found that in the browsing and app audience category, Google sites (88.3 percent) and Facebook (86 percent) are in first and second position, respectively. Whereas, Facebook became the top individual app installed on 77.4 percent of smartphones. Impressively, Pandora app has made into the top 4 position and installed on almost half of all smartphones in United States.

[ Source: ComScore ]

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