Android now has a third of US smartphone market

Darren Allan

April 4, 2011

Google’s blazingly successful mobile operating system Android now has a 33% share of the smartphone market in the US.

This is according to comScore figures for the three months leading up to February, in a survey of 30,000 American mobile owners. Android is up 7% on the organisation’s last report, and shows no signs of slowing its acceleration.

The second biggest smartphone platform was Rim on 29%, and then Apple with 25%. Microsoft languished way back on 7.7%, down 1.3% since November of last year, with Windows Phone 7 failing to spark.

In terms of mobile phone manufacturers, Samsung led the pack with a 25% share, and LG followed on 21%. Motorola was in third place with 16%.

Rim held fourth with a share of 8.6%, and then Apple came close behind on 7.5%, up 1% on last November.

In total, comScore estimated 234 million American mobile owners, and 69.5 million smartphone users.


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