comScore today released data reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for January 2014. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.6 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.7 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.

Smartphone OEM Market Share
159.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (66.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January, up 7 percent since October. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1 percentage point from October). Samsung ranked second with 26.7 percent market share (up 1.3 percentage points), followed by LG with 6.9 percent (up 0.3 percentage points), Motorola with 6.4 percent and HTC with 5.4 percent.

Top Smartphone OEMs 3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2014 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2013 Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+ Source: comScore MobiLens

Smartphone Platform Market Share
Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in January with 51.7 percent market share, followed by Apple with 41.6 percent (up 1 percentage point), BlackBerry with 3.1 percent, Microsoft with 3.2 percent and Symbian with 0.2 percent.

Top Smartphone Platforms 3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2014 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2013 Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+ Source: comScore MobiLens

Source: comScore, Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: All is proceeding as The Yankee Group’s Carl Howe predicted last year:

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