Apple is leading the smartphone market in the U.S

Market research firm comScore recently released a new study that shows Apple is leading the smartphone market in the U.S. The study focused on a three month average ending March 2013.

According to comScore, 136.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in March, up 9 percent since December. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 39 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 2.7 percentage points from December). Samsung ranked second with 21.7 percent market share, followed by HTC with 9 percent, Motorola with 8.5 percent and LG with 6.8 percent.

While Google’s Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 52% of the share, Android’s share dropped 1.4% during this study period. Apple’s iOS rose 2.7% from 36.3% to 39% during the same period.