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Samsung leapfrogs Apple to become top mobile phone maker in US: Report

Last Updated: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 13:04

Washington: South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has extended its lead as the top mobile phone maker in the US market and Apple moved into second place, according to a report.

A survey by comScore showed that in the three-month period ending in October, Samsung was the top manufacturer with 26.3 percent market share, up from 25.6 percent in the prior period.

Apple, which sells only smartphones, moved into second place in the US market for the first time, with a 17.8 percent market share, up 1.5 percent points, News24 reports.

South Korean maker LG was third at 17.6 percent, followed by Motorola at 11 percent, the report added.

According to the report, the survey showed Google's Android system gained ground as the leading smartphone platform, with 53.6 percent of the market, up from 52.2 percent.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw its share slip further from 9.5 to 7.8 percent in the period, the report said.


First Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 13:04
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