San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – The gap between Google Android and Apple iOS has narrowed, according to statistics released by ComScore. Google’s Android operating system still has the most subscribers.
In May 2013, Android had a 52.4 percent share. That share dropped to 51.6 percent by August. In that same three-month span, Apple’s iOS went from 39.2 percent in May to 40.7 percent in August.
The gain in Apple’s market share is attributed to strong iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s sales. Staying at the number three spot is BlackBerry. The struggling smartphone maker’s share dropeed from 4.8 percent to 4 percent.
Microsoft increased it’s market share from 3 percent to 3.2 percent. Landing in last place is Nokia’s Symbian, which share went from 0.4 percent to 0.3 percent.
ComScore also reported the top smartphone brands. Apple is the number one brand in the US with a 40.7 percent share of the market. Samsung remains in second place with 24.3 percent, followed by HTC with 7.4 percent, Motorola with 6.9 percent and LG with 6.7 percent.
Users of smartphones visited Google the most (92.2 percent of users), followed by Facebook with 84.6 percent. Yahoo fell to third place with 83.2 percent.