The State of Social Media
Apple Music Ranks Among Top 15 Smartphone Apps in First Month New Service is Introduced*
RESTON, VA, September 3, 2015 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global leader in digital media analytics, today released data from Comscore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for July 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.2 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 51.4 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app.
Smartphone OEM Market Share191.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (77.1 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in July. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 44.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1.1 percentage points from April). Samsung ranked second with 27.3 percent market share, followed by LG with 8.7 percent (up 0.3 percentage points), Motorola with 4.9 percent and HTC with 3.5 percent.
Smartphone Platform Market ShareAndroid ranked as the top smartphone platform in July with 51.4 percent market share, followed by Apple with 44.2 percent (up 1.1 percentage points from April), Microsoft with 2.9 percent, BlackBerry with 1.3 percent and Symbian with 0.1 percent.
Top Smartphone AppsFacebook ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 73.3 percent of the app audience, followed by Facebook Messenger (59.5 percent), YouTube (59.3 percent) and Google Search (52 percent).
*Clarification: “Apple Music,” as it appears in Comscore’s July reporting, is the same measured entity as the previously named “iTunes Radio/iCloud” that has been reported in past months’ mobile rankings. This entity, now under the new name, is referring to Apple’s native music app, which captures all music activity within that app, including listening via the streaming service, radio service and users’ personally downloaded music libraries. (Sept. 4)
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