Apple, Samsung saw rise in their mobile hardware shares; LG, Motorola & RIM suffers fall

While Apple's and Samsung saw their US market shares increasing in the three months to November 11, LG, Motorola and RIM suffered continued to decline.

According to market research firm ComScore, Apple's market share in the US jumped the most from the previous three months, i. e. 1.4 per cent, to grab 11.2 per cent of the market share. With that much share, the Cupertino, Calif.-based gadgets maker stood at fourth position.

The top position once again went to South Korean electronics giant Samsung, which grabbed 25.6 per cent share of the market when both smartphones and non-smartphones are taken into account. But, Samsung's share could rise only 0.3 per cent from the previous three-month period.

LG, Motorola and beleaguered smartphone manufacturer RIM also remained among the top five handset suppliers in the concerned three months, but all of these manufacturers sufferd a fall in their market shares.

With 20.5 per cent share of the market, LG grabbed the second spot but its share slipped 0.5 per cent. Motorola and Canadian manufacturer RIM emerged at third and fifth positions, but their shares also slipped 0.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent to settle at 13.7 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively.