Warning: Your eyes are about to glaze over.
The numbers just out from comScore might seem a bit numbing. But the latest dispatch from the front-lines of the Apple v. Samsung battle reads like this:
Apple once again extends its lead as the top smartphone manufacturer by market share in the United States for the three months ended December.
Meanwhile, Google’s Android barely holds on to its top spot as the most-used smartphone platform, while, again, Apple nudges forward in that arena.
In other words, or rather, in other numbers, the Wall Street Journal points out:
For the three months ended Dec. 31, 156 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, up 3% from September. Apple remained the top smartphone maker, with a 41.8% share., an increase of 1.2 percentage points. Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHZ, 005930.SE) followed with a 26.1%, also up 1.2 points. Google’s Motorola was No. 3, with a share of 6.7%, a decline of 0.1 point.
And, it went on:
Android was at the top of the mobile-platform share rankings, at 51.5%, a decline of 0.3 point. Apple’s platform improvement mirrored its increase in device market share, rising 1.2 points to 41.8%. BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY, BB.T) had the No. 3 spot, at 3.4%, a decline of 0.4 point.
If you need more numbers than that, we feel sorry for you.
Let’s give the last word to the International Business Times, which tried to put this mess into plain English, god bless them:
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.