SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. increased its share of the US mobile phone market faster than any other cellphone maker in December through February, though its iPhone is still used by only a small fraction of US subscribers, according to a new report from comScore Inc.
ComScore found that Apple has about 7.5 percent of the 234 million cellphone subscribers in the United States, up 0.9 percentage points from November.
Despite the iPhone’s high visibility, Apple still ranks behind cellphone makers such as Samsung, LG, and Motorola.
At the same time, another comScore statistic released Friday shows Apple faces serious competition.
Google Inc.’s smartphone software — called Android — is now inside 33 percent smartphones in the United States.
That makes Google the leader in operating software for US smartphones.