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Samsung bags more mobile subscribers in the US than Apple

Samsung bags more mobile subscribers in the US than Apple
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / iPhone / December 3rd 2012 at 11:43AM

Manages to maintain top spot as iPhone maker climbs to second place.

Samsung and Apple continue to jockey for position as the top mobile leader, but comScore says the former secured a 26.3 per cent share of US mobile subscribers (smartphone and feature phone) in October, rising from 25.6 per cent in July.

Meanwhile, Apple secured the second place in October with a 17.8 per cent share that rose from 16.3 per cent in July. This was to the expense of LG, which only managed the third spot with a 17.6 per cent share, falling from 18.4 per cent.

121.3m Americans owned smartphones during the three-month period and Google's Android was the leader in terms of smartphone OS, rising from 52.2 per cent to 53.6 per cent, while iOS and BlackBerry secured the second and third place positions, respectively.

SMS was the most common form of content usage as 75.9 per cent of Americans sent texts, while 54.5 per cent downloaded apps and 52.7 per cent used browsed the mobile web.

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