comScore has just released data that reveals smartphone market share for most of the big name companies. The analytics company says that more than 188 million people own a smartphone as of the three month period ending April this year. That’s almost 77% of the mobile market made up of smartphones.
Apple strengthened its position according to the data, seeing a 1.8% increase in market share, going frmo 41.3% in January to 43.1% in April.
Android collectively has majority of mobile market
Of the top 5 smartphone manufacturers, LG is the only company that saw an increase from 8% to 8.4%. Samsung, Motorola and HTC all experienced a decline in market share. Samsung is still ranked in the second position slot however, but fell from 29.3% to 28.6%. Motorola meanwhile fell from 5.2% to 4.9% and HTC, which has been struggling lately, fell from 3.8% to 3.7%.
However in terms of the platform market share, Android is still on top, though the lead did fall slightly. Android fell from 52.2% of the market to 52.2%, while iOS increased its market share from 41..3% to 43.1%. Microsoft’s Windows Phone fell from 3.6% to 3%, while BlackBerry also had a fall to 1.5% from 1.8%.
In the latest 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple experienced the highest rate of switchers to the iPhone in the financial quarter, which backs up the comScore data.
In terms of the most popular smartphone apps, Facebook is king at 71.1%, with YouTube and Google Search following behind with 57% and 51.5% each. Out of the top 15 apps, Google apps actually accounted for 5 of them.