comScore Shows Android’s Market Share Softening

comScore has just issued the latest data from the comScore MobiLens service, which reports key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry during the three month average period ending April 2013.

For the period in which data was collected and presented, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 39 percent OEM market share.

Google’s Android, however, led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52% platform market share (but slipped slightly from its January market share of 52.3%).

Apple ranked as the top OEM with 39.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1.4 percentage points from January). Samsung ranked second with 22 percent market share (up 0.6 percentage points), followed by HTC with 8.9 percent, Motorola with 8.3 percent and LG with 6.7 percent.

By the end of April, 138.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (58 percent mobile market penetration).

That’s up 7 percent since January.