Apple has gained some ground in the US smartphone market, lowering the gap with handsets powered by Google's Android software.
Industry tracker comScore on Friday reported that Apple's share of the US smartphone market climbed nearly three percent to 39 percent in the first three months of this year. The Android platform - mainly backed by Samsung, HTC, LG - are still dominating in the country, but its market share slipped 1.4 percent to 54 percent, comScore said.
Popularity of Windows phones rose a little bit to reach the three percent of the market, while the portion held by BlackBerry devices slipped more than a percent to 5.2 percent, according to comScore.
Samsung is the second most popular smartphone maker with 21.7 percent of the US market, followed by HTC, Motorola and LG with 9 percent, 8.5 percent, and 6.8 percent respectively.
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US smartphone owners climbed nine percent to 136.7 during the quarter.