Apple continues to reign as the top smartphone maker in the United States, as comScore released its survey for the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple padded its lead nicely, while Samsung, the global smartphone leader, also showed slight growth in its share of the market.
All other major manufacturers lost share in a market that includes 133.7 million American smartphone owners. HTC, which Thursday debuted HTC First, a phone that comes pre-installed with Facebook custom launcher Facebook Home, had the biggest decline, with its share of smartphone users dropping 1.7 percent. Apple, meanwhile, was up almost 3.9 percentage points.
Google’s Android is still the top-ranked smartphone platform with 51.7% of smartphone platform share, however it took a hit, down from 53.7% in November, that market share was gobbled up by Apple’s iOS.