ComScore Report Shows Surge in Android Smartphone OS Usage

comScore has published the latest data from the comScore MobiLens service, which reports key trends in the US mobile phone industry.

Base on data collected and analyzed over the three month average period ending March 2011, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices.

The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers

Samsung came in first as the top OEM with 24.5 percent of US mobile subscribers. LG finished second with 20.9 percent share, followed by Motorola (15.8 percent) and RIM (8.4 percent).

Not surprisingly, Apple shows no sign in slowing its perpetual gain in market share following the launch of the Verizon iPhone. Apple was up 1.1% to reach 7.9 percent of subscribers.

72.5 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ending in March 2011, the report showed, which represents a 15% spike from the preceding three-month period.

Google’s Android mobile operating system is the big winner according to the comScore study, now securing 34.7 percent of the market. But where Android has climbed, BlackBerry has fallen to just 27.1 percent in overall market share.

To read the full report from comScore, click here.