ComScore today released data related to smartphone market share in the US, showing that Apple now holds a commanding 37.8% market share up for 34.3% when comparing the 3-month average ending January 2013 as compared to the 3-month average ending October 2012. The numbers reflect a slight increase for Samsung, but it appears the market leaders gained at the expense of HTC and Motorola. The gains made by Apple were also reflected in overall top smartphone platforms. Apple now holds 37.8% of the market, up from 34.3%. Google’s Android operating system still holds a commanding lead, dropping slightly from 53.6% to 52.3%.
Both BlackBerry and Microsoft lost market share during the same period. As the company formerly known as RIM was struggling to get BlackBerry 1o released, their drop certainly makes sense. It is somewhat surprising that Microsoft was not able to hold their position, given the launch of Windows Phone 8 and subsequent onslaught of advertising that accompanied the Nokia Lumia 920.