comScore Sheds Light on Mobile Market Share

comScore on Wednesday released data from the comScore MobiLens service, which is out with the latest insights from the month of August 2012.

As always, the study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and the findings showed that Samsung remains the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.7 percent market share.

Google Android led among smartphone platforms, accounting for 52.6 percent of smartphone subscribers, while Apple accounted for 34.3 percent.

For the three-month average period ending in August, 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Perhaps more interesting, however, is that 116.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in August.

That’s up 6 percent since just May.

Not surprisingly, Google’s Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 52.6 percent market share, while Apple’s share increased 2.4 percentage points to 34.3 percent

RIM ranked placed third with 8.3 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.6 percent) and Symbian (0.7 percent).