Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remains on top of the U.S. smartphone market. A new report says, thanks to the ever-popular iPhone, Apple remains the top dog in terms of smartphone sales to Americans.

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Apple easily holding onto its spot

Tech research firm comScore released its regular quarterly report on U.S. smartphone market share for May on Thursday, July 3rd. The data showed Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) easily holding onto its spot as top smartphone manufacturer.

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comScore obtains its data through the use of its proprietary Mobile Metrix mobile audience measurement platform. Mobile Metrix offers accurate mobile audience measurement across both smartphones and tablets. Applying both panel and census-based measurement methods, Mobile Metrix is designed to provide an unduplicated view of mobile browsing and app audiences at the media property, website and individual app level.

Details from the report

According to the hot off the presses comScore report, the quarterly market share numbers haven’t changed much since period ending in February, but the market share for Apple has increased slightly to 42%. That puts the Cupertino-based tech titan head and shoulders ahead of Samsung which grew to almost 28% market share during the period. Lagging well behind is LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) (OTCMKTS:LGEAF) with a 6.5% share, Motorola with 6.3% share , and HTC Corp (TPE:2498) with a mere 5.1% market share. In terms of market share by operating system, Android held steady at 52.1% since last quarter and iOS grew from 41% to nearly 42%.

Not surprisingly, the Android OS came in as the top smartphone platform in May with a 52.1% market share, followed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with 41.9% (up 0.6% from February), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with 3.4%, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) with 2.3% and Symbian with a fractional 0.1 percent.

Top smartphone apps in May

According to the Comscore quarterly report, the top five smartphone apps for U.S. mobile users included (in order):

  • Facebook Mobile App (used by 74.6% of total app audience)
  • Google Play Mobile App
  • YouTube Mobile App
  • Google Search Mobile App
  • Pandora Radio Mobile App