As Apple appears to be winning the U.S. smartphone race, Google still has a strong hold as the top mobile platform.
New data by ComScore shows that Apple got the rank of "top smartphone manufacturer" by raking in 36.3 percent of the market share, while Google Android was the No. 1 platform with 53.4 percent share. ComScore tallied this data by surveying more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers between September and December 2012.
To date, 125.9 million people in the U.S. now own a smartphone, which is 54 percent of the total mobile market. This is up 5 percent since September. And, Apple's
As far as smartphone platforms go, Google's Android still dominates. However, Apple seems to be creeping up in this market too. Apple's share increased 2 percentage points to 36.3 percent, while Google's went up just 0.9 percentage points. BlackBerry came in third with 6.4 percent, and Microsoft and Symbian followed.
Despite Apple's growth and dominance, some analysts believe that the iPhone market shareand then level off. In order to keep growing, , Apple needs to put more focus on the business market.