Smartphones Make Up 76% of U.S. Mobile Market

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According to the latest report from comScore, smartphones now make up 75.8% of the mobile market share in the United States.

As of January, there are approximately 184 million Americans that own a smartphone. That is a 4% increase from October 2014 to January 2015.

Apple devices claim a large portion of the market, representing 41.3% of smartphones owned. By comparison, Samsung makes up 29.3% and LG captures 8.0%.

comScore reports that Android is the most popular smartphone operating system in the United States, making up 53.2% of the market. Apple once again claims 41.3%, while Microsoft, BlackBerry and other platforms make up less than 4% each.

comScore also released information about the top 15 apps on the U.S. market, and Facebook continues to reign supreme. Approximately 67% of U.S. smartphone users over the age of 18 use the Facebook app on their phones. The YouTube, Google Search and Google Play apps are all used by more than half the smartphone users.

One app that saw a significant jump was Pinterest, which had not been on the top 15 list before. It is now used by 18.9% of the smartphone users.

About John Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of SaveOnPhone.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers long distance and cell phone topics for SaveOnPhone.