Our fellow Americans: Welcome back from a three-day weekend of barbecues and fireworks! July is officially here in full force, and you won't need to feel like you missed out during that hamburger and hot dog coma, because we've rounded up all the hottest tech news from the long weekend and are presenting it here for your reading pleasure.
Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.
With approximately 25 million units sold worldwide, the iPad owns 97 percent of the US tablet marketplace, and there is no clear second place, according to a new service from comScore, Inc. The service is called Device Essentials, and it reports on digital traffic by device, including computers, mobile phones, tablets, music players, e-readers, gaming devices, and other web-enabled devices. Though (so far) the iPad is clearly the tablet leader, some of the numbers reported by comScore were simply staggering.