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RESTON, VA, November 6, 2014 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from Comscore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for September 2014. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.7 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share174 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (72 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in September, up 1 percent since June. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.7 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second with 29 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points from June), followed by LG with 6.9 percent (up 0.5 percentage points), Motorola with 5.4 percent and HTC with 4.4 percent.
Smartphone Platform Market ShareAndroid ranked as the top smartphone platform in September with 52.1 percent market share (up 0.2 percentage points from June), followed by Apple with 41.7 percent, Microsoft with 3.6 percent (up 0.2 percentage points), BlackBerry with 2.3 percent and Symbian with 0.2 percent (up 0.1 percentage points).
Top Smartphone AppsFacebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 72 percent of the app audience, followed by YouTube (51.5 percent), Google Play (51.1 percent) and Google Search (47.3 percent).
Top 15 Smartphone AppsSeptember 2014Total U.S. Smartphone Mobile Media Users, Age 18+ (iOS and Android Platforms)Source: Comscore Mobile Metrix
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