iPhones Still Top Sellers But Android Is Leading Mobile Platform

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL) is still the industry leader when it comes to shipping new smartphones for the United States market, but Google's (GOOG) Android has increased its lead when it comes to mobile operating systems currently in use.

According to the April, 2014 numbers released by comScore, Apple keeps the title of top smartphone manufacturer with a 41.4% market share while Android now accounts for 52.5% of all smartphones in this country.

Apple shares were down 0.16% to $636.50 while Google shares were losing 0.41% to $542.68 in pre-market trading in New York.

Apple's lead over its competition actually decreased slightly since the beginning of the year from its high of 41.6% in January but still stands on top by a healthy margin. Second place Samsung increased its market share an entire percentage point since January. Samsung's share now stands at 27.7% . LG garnered a 6.5% share, Motorola was close behind at 6.3% and HTC placed fifth with 5.3%.

Blackberry (BBRY) devices no longer register on the top five list of handset manufacturers.



When it comes to mobile operating systems, Android has increased its lead over the field. Android market share now stands at 52.5%, an increase of 0.8% since January. Apple's iOS overall share decreased slightly from 41.6% to 41.4% in the quarter. Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Phones ticked-up a tenth to 3.3%.

When it comes to losses, Blackberry topped the list. Its smartphones took the largest hit dropping 0.6% to a low of 2.5% of the total. Symbian, not so long ago the industry leader hovered at the bottom barely registering at 0.2%

The survey also measured the popularity of mobile applications. This time around Facebook (FB) was the leader with a 74.1% reach. Google Play was second with 50/9%, YouTube measured 49.7%, Google Search had 48.3% and Pandora (P) came in fifth with 44.9% ahead of Gmail, Google Maps, Yahoo (YHOO) Stocks, Instagram and Twitter (TWTR).

-- Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

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Gary Krakow is TheStreet's Senior Technology Correspondent.

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