comScore Says Android Now Controls Majority of U.S. Smartphone Market

On Wednesday, comScore publicly released data gleaned from the comScore MobiLens service which highlights the happenings in mobile during the three month average period ending February 2012. This most recent report, however, was a history-making one. As it turns out, Android has continued to grow its share in the U.S. smartphone market, crossing the 50-percent …   Read More

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On Wednesday, comScore publicly released data gleaned from the comScore MobiLens service which highlights the happenings in mobile during the three month average period ending February 2012.

This most recent report, however, was a history-making one.

As it turns out, Android has continued to grow its share in the U.S. smartphone market, crossing the 50-percent threshold in February to capture a majority share for the first time in its history.

Apple finished second with 30.2 percent of the smartphone market, followed by RIM at 13.4 percent, Microsoft at 3.9 percent and Symbian at 1.5 percent.

As of the end of February, 234 million Americans used mobile devices.

In terms of the top device manufacturers, Samsung was the top OEM with 25.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, followed by LG with 19.4 percent share.

Apple captured third place in February with 13.5 percent of mobile subscribers.

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