October 6, 2015

comScore Reports August 2015 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

Cloud Storage App Google Drive Makes First Appearance in Top 15 Smartphone App Ranking 

RESTON, VA, October 6, 2015  – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, today released data from comScore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for August 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.1 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.7 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.

Smartphone OEM Market Share
191.1 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (77.1 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in August. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 44.1 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.6 percentage points from May). Samsung ranked second with 27.4 percent market share, followed by LG with 9.1 percent (up 0.9 percentage points), Motorola with 4.7 percent and HTC with 3.4 percent.

Top Smartphone OEMs
3 Month Avg. Ending Aug. 2015 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending May 2015
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
May-15 Aug-15 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Apple 43.5% 44.1% 0.6
Samsung 28.7% 27.4% -1.3
LG 8.2% 9.1% 0.9
Motorola 4.9% 4.7% -0.2
HTC 3.5% 3.4% -0.1

Smartphone Platform Market Share
Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in August with 51.7 percent market share, followed by Apple with 44.1 percent (up 0.6 percentage points from May), Microsoft with 2.9 percent, BlackBerry with 1.2 percent and Symbian with 0.1 percent.

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Aug. 2015 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending May 2015
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
  Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
May-15 Aug-15 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Android 52.1% 51.7% -0.4
Apple 43.5% 44.1% 0.6
Microsoft 3.0% 2.9% -0.1
BlackBerry 1.3% 1.2% -0.1
Symbian 0.1% 0.1% 0.0

Top Smartphone Apps
Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 75.4 percent of the app audience, followed by Facebook Messenger (59.8 percent), YouTube (59.5 percent) and Google Play (52.1 percent). 

Top 15 Smartphone Apps
August 2015
Total U.S. Smartphone Mobile Media Users, Age 18+ (iOS and Android Platforms)
Source: comScore Mobile Metrix
  Top 15 Apps % Reach
1     Facebook 75.4%
2     Facebook Messenger 59.8%
3     YouTube 59.5%
4     Google Play 52.1%
5     Google Search 51.4%
6     Google Maps 50.1%
7     Gmail 43.8%
8     Pandora Radio 42.1%
9     Instagram 38.2%
10     Apple Music*† 32.3%
11     Yahoo Stocks 31.6%
12     Apple Maps 28.4%
13     Amazon Mobile 28.0%
14     Twitter 25.4%
15     Google Drive 23.8%

* “Apple Music,” as it appears in comScore’s July and August reporting, is the same measured entity as the previously named “iTunes Radio/iCloud” that has been reported in past months’ mobile rankings. This entity, now under the new name, is referring to Apple’s native music app, which captures all music activity within that app, including listening via the streaming service, radio service and users’ personally downloaded music libraries.
† Apple Music was underreported for July 2015. Due to recent improvements in the data collection methods, the app’s smartphone audience reach for July 2015 has been revised upward to 31.4 percent. 

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