The United States bucks the trend of Android domination in the smartphone market. In most countries of the world, Samsung and HTC rules with their popular smartphones. While Samsung rules in the total mobile phone market with a 27.1 percent share, Apple dominates in the smartphone market with a 36.3 percent share, according to the comScore MobiLens study from December 2012. Samsung comes in second place with a 21 percent market share in smartphones, followed by HTC with 10.2 percent, Motorola with 9.1 percent and LG with 7.1 percent. Smartphones predominantly use a mobile connection for Internet access while tablets almost exclusively use Wi-Fi connections, according to the comScore Device Essentials study in the United States from December 2012. Android smartphone Internet access is driven by a mobile connection two-to-one while iOS slightly favors Wi-Fi over mobile connections to gain Internet access.
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