The State of Social Media
LG Continues its Smartphone Market Share Gains, Growing Nearly a Full Percentage Point Since July
RESTON, VA, December 2, 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 October 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.3 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.9 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share193.9 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (77.9 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in October. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.3 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second with 27.9 percent market share (up 0.6 percentage points from July), followed by LG with 9.8 percent (up 0.9 percentage points), Motorola with 5.1 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and HTC with 3.3 percent.
Smartphone Platform Market ShareAndroid ranked as the top smartphone platform in October with 52.9 percent market share (up 1.5 percentage points from July), followed by Apple with 43.3 percent, Microsoft with 2.7 percent and BlackBerry with 1 percent. Symbian did not register a meaningful market share percent in October and will be excluded in future rankings reports.
Top Smartphone AppsFacebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 77.3 percent of the app audience, followed by YouTube (61.2 percent), Facebook Messenger (60 percent) and Google Play (52.6 percent).
* “Apple Music,” as it appears in Comscore’s monthly reporting since July, 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.
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