Samsung, Apple top in US market

2012-12-01 14:03
A Japanese court has rejected Apple's claim that South Korean rival Samsung stole the US firm's technology for its own products. (AP)

A Japanese court has rejected Apple's claim that South Korean rival Samsung stole the US firm's technology for its own products. (AP)

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Washington - Samsung extended its lead as the top mobile phone maker in the US market and Apple moved into second place, an industry tracker said on Friday.

A survey by comScore showed that in the three-month period ending in October, South Korea's Samsung was the top manufacturer with 26.3% market share, up from 25.6% in the prior period.

Apple, which sells only smartphones, moved into second place in the US market for the first time, with a 17.8% market share, up 1.5% points. South Korean maker LG was third at 17.6%, followed by Motorola at 11%.

The survey showed Google's Android system gained ground as the leading smartphone platform, with 53.6% of the market, up from 52.2%.

Apple's iOS platform for its iPhones remained in second place, and gained 0.9 points of market share to 34.3%, comScore said.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw its share slip further from 9.5% to 7.8% in the period. And Microsoft, which released its Windows Phone 8 platform in late October, saw its share dip to 3.2% from 3.6%.

The survey found 121.3 million people in the US owned smartphones, or 51.9% of the mobile market.

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