ComScore released its monthly report on the U.S. smartphone market share today, and it comes with some good news for Apple. The company currently holds 41.9 percent of the smartphone market, up from 41.3 percent in February.
Android is still the largest mobile operating system, with 52.1 percent of the market.
Android and Windows Phone market share stayed flat from where they were in February. The worst news in today’s report comes for BlackBerry, which is continuing its market share slide. The company now holds only 2.3 percent of the total smartphone market, down from 2.9 percent in February.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said that he’s committed to ensuring that the company turns a profit by 2016, but it seems like BlackBerry users may not be willing to wait that long. Further complicating matters, the company just sold its research and development lab in Bochum, Germany to Volkswagen Interactive, sending 200 employees to work at the car maker.
In terms of individual hardware makers, Apple is still the largest single smartphone maker in the U.S. based on market share, though Samsung has continued to pick up customers from its competitors, and now has a hold on 27.8 percent of the market.
Motorola’s market share held steady from February through May, with 6.3 percent of U.S. smartphones, while HTC and LG both saw small declines from their positions earlier in the year.
Taking the long view, that’s not so bad for LG, which seems to be consistently hovering around 6.5 percent of the total smartphone market since the middle of last year. But HTC is on a long, slow slide away from its past dominance, as Samsung has picked up more and more Android users.
HTC reported a quarterly profit today, which is a positive sign for the company, but this report doesn’t paint a sunny picture for HTC’s future in the smartphone market.