Apple’s iPhone continues to do well in the United States, as the device holds over 43% of the domestic market, a 7.8% jump over the July quarter of 2012. Android saw its marketshare in the U.S. drop during the same period.
According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the iPhone had 43.4 percent of the US smartphone market during the three month period ended in July. That was up from 35.6 percent from the same quarter in 2012, for a 7.8 percent increase. Meanwhile, Android’s share of the US market fell to 51.1 percent, down from 58.7 percent during the same period a year ago, for a 7.6 percent drop.
Apple also saw gains in Great Britain, France and Mexico, according to the research firm. Apple and Android combined for 94.5% of the U.S. smartphone market.
Android continues to be stronger in major European markets and China, where it accounted for around 70% of smartphone sales during the quarter.
Windows Phone has posted its highest ever level of 8.2% across the five major European markets, possibly beginning to gain some traction in the smartphone race.