Apple top smartphone manufacturer, Android top platform
Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app. 192.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (77.4 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in September.
Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second with 27.6 percent market share, followed by LG with 9.4 percent (up 1.1 percentage points from June), Motorola with 4.8 percent and HTC with 3.3 percent.
Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in September with 52.3 percent market share (up 0.7 percentage points from June), followed by Apple with 43.6 percent, Microsoft with 2.9 percent, BlackBerry with 1.2 percent and Symbian with 0.1 percent.
Facebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 76.2 percent of the app audience, followed by YouTube (61 percent), Facebook Messenger (60.9 percent) and Google Play (52.2 percent). ■