Facebook Messenger Continues to Grow its Audience, Nearing 2/3rds Penetration of Smartphone App Users
RESTON, VA, March 4, 2016 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released data from Comscore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for January 2016. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.6 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.8 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share198.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (79.1 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.3 percentage points from October). Samsung ranked second with 28.5 percent market share (up 0.6 percentage points), followed by LG with 9.6 percent, Motorola with 5 percent and HTC with 3.2 percent.
Smartphone Platform Market ShareAndroid ranked as the top smartphone platform in January with 52.8 percent market share, followed by Apple with 43.6 percent (up 0.3 percentage points from October), Microsoft with 2.7 percent and BlackBerry with 0.8 percent.
Top Smartphone AppsFacebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 78.4 percent of the app audience, followed by Facebook Messenger (64.1 percent), YouTube (61.1 percent) and Google Play (51 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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