updated 04:13 pm EDT, Mon July 2, 2012
Samsung, LG, Apple three big US OEMs
New quarterly data indicates little change in the US cellphone market, according to research firm ComScore. Android devices continue to dominate as a platform, up 0.8 percent to account for 50.9 percent of smartphones. Apple's iPhone, meanwhile, has grown 1.7 percent to claim a 31.9 percent share. Research in Motion has fallen 2 points to 11.4 percent, while Microsoft is up a tenth of a point to 4 percent. Symbian continues to lose remaining ground, dipping 0.4 percent to a 1.1 percent share.
Samsung, though, remains the leading overall phone maker in the US, with 25.7 percent of the market, a modest 0.1 percent gain. LG has slipped 0.3 points to 19.1 percent, while Apple is in third with 15 percent, nevertheless translating into a 1.5 percent increase. Motorola is down 0.8 points to 12 percent; in fifth is HTC, which gave up 0.2 points to take a 6.1 percent share.
Apple and Samsung are currently locked in an intense legal battle, one set to go to trial later this month. Samsung's smartphones are some of the most popular outside of the iPhone, and Apple is often believed to be targeting the company to hold onto marketshare. Recently Apple scored a US injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, although Samsung is already appealing the ban.