Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has secured the top spot in a recent list of top handset manufacturers in the US Market in early 2011.
According to the report published by leading research firm comScore, Samsung controlled 24.8 per cent of the handset market in the three months to the end of May this year, followed by LG and Motorola with 20.9 and 16.1 per cent market shares respectively.
“For the three month average period ending in May, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.8 per cent of U.S. mobile subscribers,” the report claimed.
The comScore study, which involved an extensive survey covering over 30,000 US mobile subscribers, also revealed that Google Android was leading the US smartphone market with a 38.1 per cent market share.
“Apple strengthened its position at #4 with 8.7 per cent share of mobile subscribers, while RIM rounded out the top five with 8.1 per cent share,” according to comScore.
Another interesting aspect that the report highlighted is that sending text messages is the most popular usage amongst US mobile subscribers (aside from calling) with 69.5 per cent, followed by browsing (39.8%), downloading apps (38.6%), playing games (26.9%) and listening to music (18.6%).