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68% of US smartphone market represented by Samsung and Apple

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According to a new report from NPD, Apple and Samsung now represent 68% of the US smartphone market.

As you can see from the picture to the left, Apple accounted for 42% of the US smartphone market in 2013, up from 35% in 2012. Samsung accounted for 26% in 2013, up 4% from 22% in 2012.

HTC incurred the largest loss, down 5% from 12% in 2012 to 7% in 2013. However, Blackberry is faring the worst out of all the big names, down to from 5% in 2012 to 2% in 2013.

As more and more people are using smartphones, the amount of data usage has also gone up from 5.5GB per month in Q4 of 2012 to 6.6GB per month in Q4 of 2013.

Hand in hand with the increase in data usage is a huge spike in mobile media streaming, which saw a rise from 41% at the end of 2012 to 52% at the end of 2013.

What do you think about Samsung and Apple taking over the US smartphone market? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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