Doesn’t really matter if Samsung is trailing Apple in adoption in the North American market. The Forbes article by Alex Conrad on ‘Who is the king in Emerging markets’ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2013/03/28/emerging-market-samsung/) shows that Samsung is the clear leader. So, why does the US market matter in the global view apart from just a tick in the checkbox for geographies won over by the Samsung/Android platform.
Apple’s trajectory in the U.S. smartphone market over the past little while has been an upwards one, with the company gaining more and more iPhone subscribers every month. During the three-month period covering November 2012 to February 2013, Apple added 8.9 million new iPhone subscribers according to comScore, while Android as a platform in total added only 2.9 million. That means Apple’s share of the total smartphone subscriber base in the U.S. grew to 38.9 percent from 35 percent, while Android’s dropped from 53.7 to 51.7 percent.
ComScore’s figures also show that in terms of smartphone manufacturers, Apple also continues to lead the pack. Its share among OEMs rose 3.9 percentage points during the three month period, while Samsung gained only 1 percent percentage point, rising from 20.3 percent of the U.S. market to 21.3 percent. That means Apple and the iPhone continue to enjoy almost double the smartphone manufacturer share…
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