comScore: Samsung Top Manufacturer, Android Now Controls 43.7% of Smartphone Market

comScore has published its latest “U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share” report with data from its MobiLens service, in which it details all aspects of mobile market share — from smartphone operating systems to the leading mobile OEMs and platforms.

The research firm surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3 percent market share, while Google’s Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market, reaching 43.7 percent market share.

Looking deeper at mobile OEMs, Samsung and Apple were the only two that gained market share over the previous reporting period in May of 2011, while LG, Motorola and RIM all decreased.  In terms of smartphone platform market share, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS were the only ones showing a gain in market share over the preceding period.  Android showed a gain of 5.6% while Apple’s iOS was slightly lower at just .7% growth.

In addition to its latest market share report, comScore also published a report highlighting the implications of the new iPhone 4S to the mobile operator marketplace.  A complimentary copy of the report can be downloaded here.