CNET – The top two smartphone players saw their combined sales in the U.S. rise 43 percent last quarter, while sales for other vendors dropped 16 percent, says NPD Group.
Apple and Samsung continue to grab smartphone sales from the rest of the industry.
Collectively, the two companies watched their U.S. sales increase by 43 percent from the second quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012, says a new report from NPD Group. Over the same time, combined sales for other companies, such as HTC, Motorola, and LG, fell by 16 percent.
For the quarter, Apple carved out 31 percent of the smartphone market, while Samsung captured 24 percent. That left HTC with 15 percent, Motorola with 12 percent, and LG with just 6 percent.