129.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (55 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January, up 7 percent since October. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 37.8 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 3.5 percentage points from October). Samsung ranked second with 21.4 percent market share (up 1.9 percentage points), followed by HTC with 9.7 percent share, Motorola with 8.6 percent and LG with 7 percent (up 0.3 percentage points).
Broken down by OS, the numbers obviously tilt Android with 52.3%, Apple with 37.8%, BlackBerry with 5.9%, and Microsoft with 3.1%. Of the four only Apple gained ground relative to the previous quarter, up 3.5%.