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Samsung's back on top in the U.S. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s back on top in the U.S. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has overtaken Apple to regain its lead of the U.S. smartphone market following strong sales of the Galaxy S6. The South Korean company’s latest smartphone became the third best-selling smartphone in its first full month on sale, trailing only the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5.

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Apple still dominates market share in the world’s richest countries. Photo: Tsahi Levent-Levi/Flickr CC

Are you rich? Do you live in one of the world’s richest countries? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, guess what: you probably don’t have an Android phone.

A new report reveals that Android market share worldwide is almost directly correlated to how rich each market is. The richer the market, the lower the market share for Android. iOS market share is also related to wealth, except it’s polar opposite. So if you’re rich or in a rich country, odds are you own an iPhone instead.

Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android has yet again increased its lead in U.S. market share as its rivals give up precious points, according to the latest data from Kantar WorldPanel. Google’s popular platform now commands an impressive 61.8 percent share of the smartphone market, which is close to double the 32.6 percent now held by iOS.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Having sold half a million Galaxy Gear smartwatches already this year, Samsung has claimed a whopping 71 percent of the global smartwatch market. The South Korean company’s wearables, often branded a “flop” by critics, are taking advantage of the lack of competition to gain an early lead over incoming rivals.

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Every month, Google updates the Android’s platform distribution data to reflect the most popular version of Android that has accessed Play Store over a period of 7 days. The numbers for the 1st week of January are in and they don’t really show any surprise. 

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