Smartphones: Android Pulling Away From The Pack

Eric Savitz

Google Android is opening up a substantial lead over Apple and other platforms in the U.S. smartphone market, new data from ComScore suggests.

In July, Android devices accounted for 41.8% of the U.S. smartphone user base, up from 36.4% three months earlier. Apple inched up to 27%, from 26%.

Meanwhile, Samsung increased its lead in terms of mobile handsets. The South Korean giant accounted for 25.5% of U.S. smart phone users in July, up a point from three months earlier. LG maintained second place, steady at 20.9%, with Motorola slipping to 14.1%, from 15.6%, while Apple moved up to 9.5%, from 8.3%.