Apple Overtakes LG to Become Second Largest Mobile OEM in the U.S.

Posted December 1, 2012 at 6:27pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8013 views

Apple has overtaken LG to become the second largest mobile device manufacturer by Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers for the first time, reports comScore.

For the three-month average period ending in October, device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 26.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.7 percentage points). Apple ranked second for the first time on record with 17.8 percent market share (up 1.5 percentage points), followed by LG with 17.6 percent share, Motorola with 11 percent and HTC with 6 percent.

The study also found that Google slightly expanded its lead in smartphone platform share.

121.3 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (51.9 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in October, up 6 percent since July. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 53.6 percent market share (up 1.4 percentage points), while Apple’s share increased 0.9 percentage points to 34.3 percent. RIM ranked third with 7.8 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.2 percent) and Symbian (0.6 percent).

Additionally, the study breaks down what tasks are most commonly performed on a smartphone.

In October, 75.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device (up 0.3 percentage points). Downloaded applications were used by 54.5 percent of subscribers (up 1.9 percentage points), while browsers were used by 52.7 percent (up 1.5 percentage points). Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 1.5 percentage points to 39.4 percent of mobile subscribers. Game-playing was done by 34.1 percent of the mobile audience (up 0.3 percentage points), while 28.7 percent listened to music on their phones (up 0.4 percentage points).

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NoGoodNick - December 3, 2012 at 3:59pm
Please. It's only because the new iPhone came out. In another couple months it'll switch again. Reporting how the "newest thing" is outselling everything else doesn't mean much in the long run.
Suck_It - December 3, 2012 at 12:23pm
Haha! Apple has only 3 models of iPhone for sale now, but LG and Sumshit have how much? Dozen? Or even more.
no wat - December 2, 2012 at 3:33am
Soon samshit will be 2 watch!
Rick - December 2, 2012 at 5:54am
You 4 single handedly will push apple to number 4... You apple fanboys are such losers and gay...
no wat - December 2, 2012 at 10:37pm
Not apple fan boy I am saying that because of sells numbers I my self own S3 that got cracked as soon as it dropped from 3 feet height lol. Own nexus 4 299 one 8 GB and LG android phone. That my little bro uses now.
kamatis - December 1, 2012 at 10:22pm
Apple and LG can fight over second place, and whatever scraps fall off Samsung's table.
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