Apple, Samsung Gain As Top Smartphone Makers (Update 1)
Written by: Gary Krakow
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NEW YORK (TheVerge) -- Despite spending an estimated half billion dollars promoting the release of the Moto X smartphone, Google's
According to the latest U.S. figures from ComScore, Motorola saw its total market share rise from 6.9% to 7.0% in the August-to-October time frame, coming in third place. It is during the same period that Motorola introduced new Droid models for Verizon
Motorola has yet to release official sales totals for the Moto X. Strategy Analytics estimates half a million units were sold in the third quarter. As a comparison, Samsung sold more than 10 million Galaxy S4s and LG sold a total of 7 million Android handsets during the same period.
At the top of the list is Apple
Samsung was the big winner in the survey notching a 1.3% market share, taking 25.4% of the market from the end of July through October. The company's popular Galaxy Note 3 phablet was introduced in Sept. 2013 and reached retail stores during the survey period.
The data show HTC was the big loser, which saw a 1.3% drop from 8.0% to 6.7%. In fifth place, LG saw a modest 0.2% drop in market share, going to 6.6% from 6.8%.
When it comes to platform market share Apple's iOS operating system again took second place to Google's mobile operating system, Android. Android came out on top with a 52.2% overall share, up 0.4%, while iOS came second with 40.6%, a gain of 0.2%.
ComScore found when it comes to which sites get the most smartphone traffic, Google topped the list followed by Facebook
The top five smartphone apps inn the most recent survey include Facebook, Google Play, Google Search, Pandora
Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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