Samsung and the Android operating system continued to dominate the U.S. mobile market in the third quarter, according to a study by ComScore, but Apple posted the biggest quarter-over-quarter gains.
ComScore, which surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, found Samsung to be the top handset maker (both smartphones and non-smartphones) with 26 percent market share in the September period, up a bit from the June quarter's 25.6 percent.Apple closed in on becoming the second-biggest handset maker, lagging LG by only 0.2 percentage points. LG's hold on the market slipped 1.1 percentage points to 17.7 percent while Apple's rose 2.1 percentage points to 17.5 percent.Google's Android operating system, meanwhile, remained the top smartphone platform with 52.5 percent share, up nearly 1 percentage point from the second quarter. Apple came in No. 2 with 34.3 percent, up 1.9